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

Republican Tommy Thompson's son goes birther

By Jillian Rayfield

Published October 15, 2012 1:11PM (EDT)

“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.”

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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