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Booker Campaign Calls Lonegan Aide's Comments 'Disgraceful And Demeaning'

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"These comments are disgraceful, and demeaning, and beneath even the incredibly low bar set by the Lonegan campaign thus far. If you want insight into the kind of senator Mr. Lonegan would be, start here," Booker campaign spokeswoman Silvia Alvarez said.

In an interview with TPM on Thursday, Rick Shaftan, a senior staffer on Lonegan's campaign, made a series of raunchy comments about Booker's personal life and performance in the Senate special election. Among other things, Shaftan criticized Booker for a Twitter exchange with a stripper that he characterized as "like what a gay guy would say."