Republican Committee fakes Democrat tweets

The National Republican Senatorial Committee used prominent Democrats on Twitter to promote their new website on Monday.

The NRSC Twitter account sent out several fake retweets (RTs) for tweets that did not exist on the Twitter accounts of multiple Democrats, making it seem as though the Democrats were tweeting the link

The website is blank.

Targeted Democrats included Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.),  Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine and President Obama:

RT @BarackObama My budget failed 0-97 but wait till you see @SenateDems budget -BO

The fake retweet from President Obama takes advantage of the campaign's new use of "-BO" on tweets by the president himself, proving that the NRSC probably follows the president's Twitter updates closely.

--Updated at 3:32 p.m.

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