Even before racial comments, Nevada rancher had limited sympathy in the West

  • Article by: KEN RITTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 25, 2014 - 10:11 PM

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — For a while, in certain quarters, Cliven Bundy was celebrated as a John Wayne-like throwback to the Old West — a weathered, plainspoken rancher just trying to graze his cattle and keep the government off his back. But that was before he started sounding more like a throwback to the Old South.

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