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Senator addresses misTweet

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Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst says a person on her staff misTweeted the Iowa/Michigan State outcome Saturday night.

Following the game in Indianapolis, a Tweet from Senator Ernst's page stated, "Congrats @hawkeyefootball on the big win! #10 #B1FCG #iowa."

However, Michigan State beat Iowa in the final minutes, 16-13.

The Tweet was online for nearly nine minutes, had 1,458 reTweets, and 691 Likes before it was removed.

KWWL tried reaching out to Ernst Saturday night following the Tweet.

On Sunday morning, an Ernst staffer e-mailed KWWL to confirm the initial message was a staff error, and KWWL reTweeted Ernst's updated message, "Sorry for the staff error. @hawkeyefootball had a great season. Extraordinary effort tonight."

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