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Iowa Senator Accidentally Congratulates Hawkeyes On Beating Michigan State

Joni Ernst congratulates Iowa accidentally after loss to Michigan State.

In the realm of political social media snafus, this one from Iowa senator Joni Ernst is pretty innocuous. But for Iowa Hawkeyes football fans, Ernst's mistake was a painful one.

Ernst mistakenly issued a tweet congratulating Iowa on beating Michigan State and capturing the Big Ten title. Of course, the Hawkeyes lost the game.

Ernst's tweet was quickly deleted, but Yahoo!'s Charles Robinson snagged a screenshot. 

">December 6, 2015

An embarrassing error for the senator, but, as we said, probably an innocent one. 

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