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Paul slaps Huntsman on Twitter, with regrets?

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Ron Paul's campaign caused some mischief via Twitter this evening, tweeting at Jon Huntsman's official account around 8:45 ET, "we found your one Iowa voter, he's in Linn precinct 5 you might want to call him and say thanks."

The tweet instantly began bouncing around the political twittersphere, but someone in the Paul campaign must have pulled the plug; the cheeky tweet was gone within 11 minutes. Then, as if suddenly realizing that Twitter is not a medium that forgets (or forgives) deletion, the tweet was reposted shortly after 9:00 p.m.

Jon Huntsman's Twitter account has not updated since Jan. 1.

H/T: @acarvin

Update: Lindsey Boerma of CBS/National Journal talks to a Paul spokesman: the tweet was real, but the IT department feared it was hack and removed it.

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