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Lonegan Aide: 'I Shouldn’t Be Talking Anymore'

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"I shouldn’t be talking anymore," Shaftan told the Wall Street Journal. He was responding to a story about a profanity-filled interview he gave to TPM on Thursday. 

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.