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Tue., Feb. 5, 2013, 6:20 p.m.

Labrador fires spokesman Phil Hardy after racy Super Bowl tweet

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador fired an aide who sent a tweet that appeared on the congressman's account commenting on a sexually provocative television advertisement during the Super Bowl. The Idaho Statesman (http://tinyurl.com/a3nj2sm) reports Labrador spokesman Phil Hardy was jettisoned after the incident in which a tweet was posted on the second-term Republican congressman's account that read "Me likey Broke Girls." It was a reference to two actresses from the TV show "2 Broke Girls" doing a pole dance in the Super Bowl ad. The tweet was deleted 14 seconds after it was posted, but is viewable through a website that collects deleted tweets from politicians. The same tweet appeared on Hardy's personal account. Labrador's office, which has apologized, didn't return a call seeking comment. Neither did Hardy on Tuesday.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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