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04/17/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

UPDATE: Bill Brady's Founding Fathers Gaffe

Bill Brady's rush to the defense of Republican Lieutenant Governor nominee Jason Plummer was odd for a few reasons.

First of all, Brady hasn't won his own election yet. He's in an extremely tight race with Kirk Dillard for the Republican gubernatorial nomination; roughly 400 votes separate the two candidates, with absentee and provisional ballots to be cast Tuesday.

Second of all, it's not entirely apparent that Plummer is safe to be defended. In a season of toxic Lieutenant Governor candidates, some unsavory reports about the 27-year-old candidate have surfaced in recent days. Among them are allegations of pretty egregious resume inflation and his family's questionable financial deals.

However, what was initially reported as Brady mistaking the Constitution for the Declaration of Independence turned out to be a reporter's error.