EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden is praising the Supreme Court’s recent decision that companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

McFadden’s support comes more than a week after the high court’s ruling — and after Democrats have been attacking him for not taking a position.

READ MORE: Jason DeRusha Announces Transition To New Role At WCCO-TV

McFadden told party supporters in Eagan on Wednesday that he’s pleased the court “stood for religious freedom.”

READ MORE: With Anti-Asian Hate On The Rise, School Program Focuses On Mental Health For AAPI Youth

He also said he’d like to explore making contraceptives more affordable over the counter.

McFadden and state Rep. Jim Abeler are running in a primary to decide who takes on Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

MORE NEWS: Next Weather: Warmer Tuesday, Rainy Wednesday

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)