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Dem candidate tweets out porn — you have to hear his explanation of why this happened

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Steve Weichert, a Democrat running for the District 17 state Senate seat in Arizona, retweeted porn on Monday but claimed that his account was hacked.

Weichert on Twitter wrote, "My apologies to anyone who may have received a rather lewd tweet from me this morning. My account was hacked. (Darn those Russians!)."

Weichert spoke with Arizona's ABC 15, where he elaborated on his comments, and what actually happened with his Twitter account.

“I use Twitter as my lifeline to the people — that's why this is so disconcerting,” Weichert told the network, and revealed that he discovered the hack while taking his children to school.

Calling the tweets "an avalanche of porn," Weichert said, "All of a sudden I just felt my phone blowing up. Somebody sent me a text saying ‘What are you doing?’ and I'm like ‘What? What are you talking about?’"

“As a politician, you want to put your best foot forward in the community and sending out those images is not the way to put your best foot forward,” Weichert said, and noted that he's since changed all of his passwords.

As for Weichert, he claimed that he's filing a police report and has a message for the hacker: "Stop. This is my integrity on the line. We need to stop trying to attack politicians."

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