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.