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Democratic candidate closes off Twitter feed

June 11, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democrat running for an open state Assembly seat is refusing to let the public view her old tweets ripping conservatives.

Ann Groves Lloyd’s tweets include remarks calling former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney a “douche nozzle,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday. She called Gov. Scott Walker her worst enemy and declared the governor immoral and reprehensible.

She also liked numerous tweets critical of President Donald Trump, responded favorably to an article on the success of the Democratic Socialists of America and liked a tweet that called U.S. Sen. John McCain a “dishonest, bizarrely unhinged, little man.”

Lloyd, a Lodi City Council member, told the Journal Sentinel that the account was meant for her friends and family. Republicans said she’s trying to hide her extreme views.

Lloyd faces Republican Jon Plumer in a special election Tuesday for an open seat in the 42nd Assembly District. Plumer was forced to explain last week why he was cited in 1997 for disorderly conduct.

His daughter told police that Plumer, a karate school owner, threw her out of his house and threw his wife to the floor during a family argument. Plumer denied throwing his wife down and said he took his daughter by the arm and “escorted” her out of the house. He denied ever hurting anyone in his family and his daughter said she lied about the incident to hurt her father.

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