CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The chairman of the California
He said GOP vice presidential nominee
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A spokesman for Obama said the statement does not reflect the views of the campaign.
"That doesn't have any place in the political discourse here in Charlotte," Ben LaBolt said, when asked about the matter by reporters Monday morning. He didn't answer when a reporter asked if the Obama campaign would ask Burton to step down.
Burton, the longtime leader of California Democrats, is known for his spontaneous, often profanity-laced pronouncements.