GOP Candidate: Romney’s 47 Percent Comment Was True, ‘It’s Bigger Now’ (VIDEO)

Cresent Hardy, GOP candidate for the 4th congressional district, smiles while talking with his staff at his office Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Las Vegas. Hardy faces Niger Innis in the primary. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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A Republican Congressional candidate in Nevada argued that Mitt Romney’s famous 47 percent comments was not only true, it’s even more true now than when Romney said it during the 2012 presidential campaign.

“Can I say that without getting in trouble like Gov. Romney,” the candidate, Nevada state Assemblyman Cresent Hardy, said in video posted by the Nevada Democratic Party. “The 47 percent is true. It’s bigger now.”

The comments were first reported by journalist Jon Ralston.

Hardy’s statement refers to comments Mitt Romney made at a closed-door fundraiser that surfaced during the 2012 presidential campaign. Romney said that 47 percent of the country would support President Barack Obama no matter what and that that same portion of the country depend on government handouts and take no responsibility for themselves.

Hardy is running to replace Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV). Horsford is a heavy favorite to win the election, according to The Las Vegas Sun.

(H/t: The Huffington Post)

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