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Mattress retailers lead way in pulling Rush Limbaugh ads

MINNEAPOLIS — Two major mattress retailers are among seven companies that have pulled advertising from Rush Limbaugh's radio show in the wake of the host's controversial comments about a woman who testified before Congress about insurance coverage for contraceptives, the Associated Press reports.

The retailers - Minneapolis-based Select Comfort and Citrus Heights, Calif.-based The Sleep Train - were the first two advertisers to announce they were cancelling their ads. Five other advertisers followed suit over the weekend.

Last Wednesday on his show, Limbaugh called the woman a "slut" and a "prostitute," and followed up with more incendiary comments about her on Thursday. He has since issued an apology.

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