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Get up offa that Twitter: Ellison aide rips James Brown on lawmaker's account

An aide to Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., on Thursday posted and promptly removed a tweet on Ellison's Twitter account that took a shot at singer James Brown, whose song "Living In America" was playing at the Republican National Convention: "Nothing like 80's coke addicted James Brown to close out a Republican convention #GOPconvention." The aide said he meant to send it from his own account. Ellison apologized.
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As the Republican National Convention wrapped up to the strains of legendary singer James Brown, a tweet went out from Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's account: "Nothing like 80's coke addicted James Brown to close out a Republican convention #GOPconvention." A minute later, the tweet was gone from the account, the Star Tribune reports.

Ellison didn't send it, the newspaper says. An aide did, and he apologized on Twitter, and so did Ellison, who said he's a JB fan and would not slam an addict.

CityPages collected some of the tweets sent in reaction.

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