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Delaware Governor Accidentally Tweets Racy Photo

09/04/2014 06:23 pm ET | Updated Sep 04, 2014
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Gov. Jack Markell got schooled on the workings of social media after his office mistakenly tweeted a racy photo of a model while publicizing a public education initiative.

Markell on Thursday announced more than $5 million in state funding to help turn around six struggling Wilmington schools that are the lowest-performing district schools in the state.

While using an online social networking system to compose a tweet about the announcement with a photo, a Markell staffer inadvertently deleted part of the photo link. The result was a photo that apparently was posted in 2010 by a model who goes by the name "Precious Little."

Markell's office quickly deleted the tweet and apologized for the error, saying it would have been nice if the accidental link had been a cat video.

Here's the deleted tweet and image, courtesy of The Sunlight Foundation's Politwoops:

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