The Washington Times - October 17, 2012, 11:06PM

The District of Columbia’s nonvoting member of Congress has deleted 17 tweets after mistakenly tweeting partisan messages on her official House account.

A spokesman for Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, said they were intended instead for her personal account, the handle for which he would not provide, according to the Sunlight Foundation, which detected the move with its application Politwoops.

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Other deleted tweets were partisan messages such as “Romney lied, Ryan. Dodged.”

Members of Congress are not supposed to use their official accounts for partisan communications or messages about fundraising and other campaigning issues, though Mrs. Norton is far from the only member to do so.

The official White House account, too, has deleted messages it appears to have had second thoughts about, such as “RT @deafear: @HildaSolisDOL WE NEED NATIONAL WORKERS UNION! LABOR LAWS 2 FEW 2 WEAK! WORKING PEEPS SLAVES 2 WALL ST!” which the White House deleted six seconds after posting last month.