October 15th, 2012
02:41 PM ET
10 years ago

Tommy Thompson's son apologizes for 'birther' joke

(CNN) - The campaign for Tommy Thompson said the Senate hopeful's son apologized Monday after making a comment referencing President Barack Obama's birthplace at a campaign event.

Jason Thompson, whose father is running as the GOP nominee in a tight contest in Wisconsin, said it was time to send President Barack Obama "back to" Kenya.

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