Tommy Thompson's U.S. Senate's campaign has taken some heat this week after the former governor’s son said the upcoming presidential election is an opportunity to send President Barack Obama back to Kenya.
But it turns out it's not the first time that phrase has come up during a GOP rally featuring Jason Thompson.
In a video obtained by the Huffington Post, Jason Thompson tells a group of supporters at a rally in Fond du Lac on Oct. 6: "We have an opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago."
The crowd responds with cheers and a few audience members yell out, "Back to Kenya."
"That would even be better," Jason Thompson joked.
The video was recorded by a Democratic tracker, HuffPo says.
It came out a few days after the first video was released of Jason Thompson rallying supporters in Kenosha on Sunday. There he said, "We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago — or Kenya." He has since issued an apology.
Tommy Thompson characterized the comment as an "off-handed remark that someone in the audience said and he (Jason) repeated it," according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
"My son feels miserable about it."
But Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Michael Tate said Wednesday the apology didn't go far enought.
"Is he going to apologize to the voters?" Tate asked in a statement. "Is he going to apologize to the president? This is bordering on absolute absurd behavior."
Republican Tommy Thompson is locked in a tight battle for the U.S. Senate race with Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin.