updated 10/11/2008 5:56:46 PM ET 2008-10-11T21:56:46

John McCain's campaign ousted a prominent Virginia Republican who wrote a newspaper column mocking a potential Barack Obama administration.

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Bobby May was dropped this week from his job as McCain's campaign chairman in Buchanan County, a McCain spokeswoman said.

May wrote in a column titled "The (clarified) platform of Barack Hussein Obama," that if the Democratic senator were elected he would hire rapper Ludacris to paint the White House black and change the national anthem to the "Black National Anthem."

The column originally appeared in The Voice, a local newspaper.

May has worked on dozens of state Republican campaigns.

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