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Rep. Steve Cohen Tweets Flirts to Cyndi Lauper

| by Michael Allen
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Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) recently flirted with 1980s pop singer Cyndi Lauper on Twitter, but then deleted it.

According to Politico.com, Rep. Cohen tweeted: "@cyndilauper great night, couldn't believe how hot u were.see you again next Tuesday.try a little tenderness. http://t.co/zz4Orccryf," from his verified Twitter account.

Unfortunately for Rep. Cohen, Politwoops actually documents and saves deleted tweets by politicians.

Rep. Cohen also tweeted and later deleted: "Cyndi, Wow what a night! See you next Tuesday and Try a little tenderness again! Wow! What a special night. Thanks Steve," according to Politwoops.com.

Michael Pagan, a spokesman for Rep. Steve Cohen, wasn't sure what the tweets were referencing and later said "no comment" to Politico.com.

Apparently, Rep. Cohen and the singer attended a White House event that celebrated Memphis soul music, reports the Associated Press.

"No personal relationship, he may have been at that Memphis taping at White House earlier in the week that she performed at but she met a whole bunch of people that day," Lauper's publicist wrote to Politico.com in an email.

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Another move that raised eyebrows was when Rep. Cohen brought up Lauper today on the House floor.

“While there were a lot of great performers there, I want to put a particular shout-out to Ms. Cyndi Lauper, ‘cause she’s special,” said Rep. Cohen. “She’s a phenomenal lady and I give a special shout-out to Cyndi Lauper and Memphis music."

Sources: Politwoops, Associated Press, Politico.com