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Campaign ad criticized for incorrect Constitution reference

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First version of the ad mislabels the Second Amendment as Article II First version of the ad mislabels the Second Amendment as Article II
Updated version of the ad (YouTube) Updated version of the ad (YouTube)

Social media took a U.S. Senate candidate to task Tuesday after a campaign ad initially mislabeled the Second Amendment as Article II of the Constitution. 

In the original version of the ad posted Tuesday, Matt Rosendale stands in front of a billboard reading:

"Article II: The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Commenters and reporters pointed out that Article II is actually the section of the Constitution that creates an Executive Branch and assigns powers to the president.

The Second Amendment of the Constitution reads:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

A few hours after the ad was released, Matt Rosendale's YouTube channel took down the original and reposted it with the correct Amendment label.

A spokesman for Rosendale's campaign says the original video was posted by mistake.

Republican Rosendale, who is currently serving as Montana state auditor, is running to unseat incumbent Sen. Jon Tester this November. Tester has also previously stated his support for the Second Amendment and gun rights.

At this writing, the original incorrect ad was posted to YouTube by another user:

The corrected version of the ad:

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