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April 19, 2014

Holmes Norton Deletes Questionable, Misspelled Tweets

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has deleted some tweets sent during last night’s presidential debate that included suggestive references, as well as misspellings of President Barack Obama’s name.

But have no fear; the Sunlight Foundation’s Politwoops has come in handy to give us a record of the tweets in question.

The deleted tweets include:

Holmes Norton Deletes Questionable, Misspelled Tweets

Courtesy Politwoops

Holmes Norton Deletes Questionable, Misspelled Tweets

Courtesy Politwoops

Holmes Norton Deletes Questionable, Misspelled Tweets

Courtesy Politwoops

And this tweet, which drew attention to the incident in the first place.

Holmes Norton Deletes Questionable, Misspelled Tweets

Courtesy Politwoops

Norton’s press secretary, Scott McCrary, confirmed the tweets were sent by the Congresswoman herself.

“It was her,” McCrary said in an email. “We had to delete them this morning because they were accidentally posted to her official House twitter account, instead of her campaign account.”

HOH followed up with McCrary to ask about the misspellings and what Norton meant by some of the terms she used but we’ve yet to receive a response.

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  • majors.bruce@gmail.com

    My opponent, 11 term incumbent Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton has deleted a slew of tweets, that while partisan, full of misspelled words and names (maybe Georgetown University Law School is easier to get into than I thought!), and betraying the outdated views hat have wrecked our economy, are nothing unusual that one doesn’t hear some fat ‘Crat or DC flak spew everyday.

    So why the guilt and the furtive deletions?

    Some think she was under the influence while tweeting, and that is why she became so paranoid and deleted them.

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/10/17/drunk_tweeting.html

    As a Libertarian, I support Delegate Norton’s right to sit at home with a highball watching TV and tweeting inanities all she wants.

    Bruce Majors, Libertarian for Congress

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