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Stumbo, whose Twitter account jabbed at McConnell, says he was hacked

April 18, 2014 | | Comments Comments

 

 

 

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg

By Jack Brammer

jbrammer@herald-leader.com

FRANKFORT – House Speaker Greg Stumbo says his Twitter account, which featured some disparaging comments Thursday night about U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, was hacked.

Stumbo tweeted Thursday night after the political tweets appeared on @SpeakerStumbo that the controversial tweets were not his.

“Someone just called me about all the tweets – I’ve been hacked,” he wrote.  “I’ll have to change my password. Goodnight, everyone.”

Stumbo spokesman, Brian Wilkerson, said Friday that the office would have no comment on the speaker’s private account.

Stumbo, a Democrat from Prestonsburg, and McConnell, a Republican who is seeking re-election this year, are longtime political adversaries.

From 8:31 p.m. to 8:46 p.m. Thursday, these political tweets appeared on Stumbo’s account:

*To Rich Mitch you sent our young men to war which was useless how about making your military file public? The dead deserve it.

*Check Mitches net worth over these years and @compare it to the average Kentuckian he gained you lost and this why he wants to be re-elected?

*Mitch McConnell went to Congress with an average net worth CHECK IT OUT NOW he made millions you went broke

*My God the Republicans who causes the Hoover and Bush/McConnell recessions think people believe them HELLO

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  1. ralph+emerson says:

    Uh, yeah, right.

  2. Buck Feshear says:

    The guess here is that Stumbo’s account got hacked by a half-case of Budweiser.