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A GOP candidate running for lieutenant governor in Texas probably wishes he’d checked one of his tweets for typos.

State Sen. Dan Patrick, a conservative Republican locked in a primary race with incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, was quick on the Twitter trigger after a federal judge in Texas declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

Here’s the first tweet, as captured by Texas Tribune reporter Reeve Hamilton:

Patrick, who opposes same-sex marriage, quickly deleted the typo, replacing the tweet with this one :

And he followed up with this:

The federal judge has put a hold on the ruling while the case is appealed.