Shaftan also said his comments, which included describing Twitter messages Booker sent to an Oregon stripper as "like what a gay guy would say," were not "representative" of Lonegan.
"I shouldn’t mouth off like that. It’s not representative of Lonegan, it’s representative of Rick Shaftan," said Shaftan.
A spokeswoman for Booker called the comments Shaftan made "disgraceful and demeaning." Shaftan and the Lonegan campaign have not responded to a request for comment from TPM.