(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who’s engaged in a tight GOP primary to fill retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison’s U.S. Senate seat, held a campaign rally outside an Austin Chick-fil-A on Monday to show his support for the restaurant.
The company has been embroiled in controversy for the past week after its CEO, Dan Cathy, said he does not support gay marriage, only the “biblical definition of the family unit.”
Dewhurst, who supports a constitutional amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman, chastised Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for saying Chick-fil-A wasn’t welcome in Chicago because its “values are not Chicago values.”
“In Texas, we don’t try and be politically correct,” Dewhurst said today, according to the Dallas Morning News. “We want people to have freedom of their beliefs, freedom of religion.”
Dewhurst spokesman Matt Hirsch told ABC News that the Dewhurst campaign chose to hold one of its final events before Tuesday’s election at the South Austin Chick-fil-A to “show his support for the company” and remind voters that Dewhurst is “encouraging people to come to Texas to invest and create jobs.”
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