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Wis. official regrets Ariz.-Mexico border comment

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Posted: Monday, July 5, 2010 10:22 pm | Updated: 11:03 pm, Tue Jul 6, 2010.

— A Milwaukee County supervisor who said Arizona doesn't share a border with Mexico now says she was distracted when she made the comment.

Peggy West spoke at a board meeting last month about a possible boycott of Arizona. A number of cities have considered boycotts ever since Arizona passed a tough new law on immigration enforcement.

West had said it would make more sense to boycott Texas because it borders Mexico, whereas Arizona is "a ways removed" from the border.

The comments drew scorn after they were posted on YouTube.

West tells WISN radio she meant to say states like Texas have more highly populated cities along their borders. She says the large population centers in Arizona are further away.

She says she should have organized her thoughts better.

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