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08/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Senate Candidate's Son Takes Offensive Stickers Off Facebook

Colorado Senate candidate Bob Schaffer's son has apologized for offensive stickers featured on his Facebook page:

The son of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer is apologizing for a series of Internet bumper stickers, including one that says "Slavery gets s--- done," which were posted on his Internet social networking Web site.

Nineteen-year-old Justin Schaffer is studying economics at the University of Dayton and had placed the icons on his Facebook.com home page.

A photo of the younger Schaffer's Facebook.com home page was taken within the last two days, and an unknown party created a Web site, www.schafferfamilyvalues.com, to display the page publicly. The image with the slavery caption is over a picture of the pyramids and is posted below links to his father's campaign page on the Web site.

"I deeply regret that I displayed offensive items on my Facebook page," he wrote in an e-mail to 9NEWS and in a statement he posted on his Facebook page. "These materials have been removed. I apologize to everyone who was offended and humbly ask for your forgiveness.

The page with the offending images can still be seen here. In addition to the slavery sticker, there is one with a picture of Obama that says "High Five . . . Who's Gay?" and another juxtaposing the Democratic nominee with Count Chocula.

Schaffer's campaign manager recently made news by threatening Democratic Rep. Mark Udall, saying the GOP campaign would "shove ads ... up his ass."

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