Twitter Valentine oops: House Democrat's ILU to young model

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

Tennessee Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen is a Twitter fanatic, but even he seems to think he went too far during President Obama's State of the Union Address.

On Wednesday night he tweeted furiously from the House chamber, offering analysis on the weather in the House, "cold," to his prediction that Vice President Biden will be the next president. All 11 from the House floor are on his Twitter feed @RepCohen.

But a couple aren't--those sent to a young bikini model that ended in "ilu," or I love you. That's because after he tweeted to blond Victoria Brink, they were deleted. Politwoops, which shows tweets deleted by lawmakers, detailed the Twitter flirts.

It started after the president began speaking. @victoria_brink tweeted, "@RepCohen just saw you on tv!"

Cohen responded: "@victoria_brink nice to know you were watchin SOTU(state of the union).Happy Valentines beautiful girl. ilu." And he flicked her another too: "@victoria_brinkpleased u r watching .ilu."

His spokesman told Secrets that it was just a big oops. He said that Brink is the daughter of a long-time friend, and that he considers her "like family." And the Tweets? They were supposed to be private messages, but he tweeted them in public instead. "There is no romantic relationship," he assured us.