Wisconsin Senate candidate's son: "Opportunity" to send Obama back to Kenya

Republican Tommy Thompson's son goes birther


Jillian Rayfield
October 15, 2012 5:11PM (UTC)

“We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago — or Kenya," said Jason Thompson, the son of former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, at a brunch this morning.

The campaign for the elder Thompson, who is running for Senate against Tammy Baldwin and was not at the event, told BuzzFeed: “The Governor has addressed this with his son, just like any father would do. Jason Thompson said something he should not have, and he apologizes.”

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Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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