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Oct 15, 2012 2:50 PM by Associated Press

Republican candidate's son apologizes for Obama comment

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The son of Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson has apologized after being videotaped suggesting voters should send President Barack Obama back to Kenya.

Jason Thompson, the son of the former Wisconsin governor, made the comments Sunday during a brunch hosted by the Kenosha County Republican Party. The footages was captured by a Democratic operative and posted Sunday on BuzzFeed Politics, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The comment drew laughs from the crowd, with one woman jokingly adding, "We are taking donations for that Kenya trip."

Obama's father was Kenyan, but the president was born in Hawaii.

Jason Thompson, 38, has represented his father's campaign at some events. The candidate's campaign said Monday that the son apologizes for "saying something he should not have."

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