Political to Personal: Jon Bruning & Don Stenberg Spar Over Twitter
Attorney General Jon Bruning throws out an accusation to State Treasurer Don Stengberg, in the middle of a major public debate.
"This Sunday my daughter walks in and says, Don Stenberg is trying to follow me on twitter. I'd like to know why a 62 year old man is following a 14 year old", says Bruning at last night's debate.
Stenberg, stunned, replies.
"Quite honestly I don't do my own Twitter. Dan Parsons does it for me."
Parsons is in fact in charge of controlling Stenerg's Twitter account. He tells me today, he has no absolutely no idea how it happened.
"We still have no idea, whether we actually did try to follow this person or not, we wouldn't have knowingly followed any 14 year old."
Parsons says Bruning's comment was just an elaborate scheme.
"It's bizarre, it doesn't make any sense and quite frankly I just think it's a, it was a strategy used by Bruning to avoid talking about the issues that are important in this campaign."
I asked Bruning's campaign, why the candidate made the comment, which seemed to fluster his manager, Trent Fellers.
"I'm not going to get into that, all this, I think, that, I'd really like, that statement to be my quote."
Here's that statement: "With gas at 4 bucks a gallon and the nation's deficit at 15-trillion dollars, Nebraskans want to hear about solutions to these problems."
But Bruning, brought it up!
"You tried to follow her on Twitter, that's kinda weird."
And now the state Democratic Party is tweeting, about Bruning, saying he's following at least two teens on his own Twitter account.