Updated: Aug 5, 2012 3:01 PM
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — State Sen. John Lehman says his campaign wasn't responsible for a tweet that called a Republican constituent a "moronic fool."
Lehman says neither he nor his staff posted Thursday's tweet. The Racine Democrat says his campaign's Twitter account had a simple password, and he believes a "mischief-maker" was able to hack it.
The tweet was directed to Republican blogger Tamra Varebrook of Union Grove.
It read: "(at)TamraTellsIt 'Rookie Blogger' is that how we say moronic fool nowadays? (hash)wiright (hash)p2."
Varebrook ran as a fake Democrat against Lehman in May to force a Democratic primary ahead of an election to recall then-state Sen. Van Wanggaard.
The 43-year-old homemaker says she was "completely shocked" by the tweet.
A Journal Times of Racine report says Lehman is deactivating the Twitter account.
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