Gubernatorial Candidate's Staff Member Resigns Over Slur

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A campaign staffer for Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Janssen has resigned over his use of a vulgar slur to refer to state Sen. Danielle Conrad.

Janssen, a state senator from Fremont, announced the resignation of Jeremy Jensen on Friday. Jensen had recently been hired as field director for Janssen's campaign for governor. Before he was hired, Jensen used the vulgar slur in reference to Conrad in a private posting on his Facebook page.

Janssen initially told news organizations this week that he disapproved of Jensen's comment, but did not plan to fire him. On Friday, Janssen said Jensen's conduct "is clearly not reflective of my campaign or my values and his resignation is appropriate."

Jensen could not be reached Friday for comment.

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