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Senate Republican's Website Violated Senate Rules With Facebook Link

Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander's official website linked to his campaign Facebook page. When BuzzFeed noticed, it was promptly removed.

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Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander's website included a link to his campaign's Facebook account, a violation of Senate rules. Senate rules say "the placement of logos or links used for personal, promotional, commercial, or partisan political/campaign purposes is prohibited."

BuzzFeed made an inquiry with the Senate rules committee about the specific violation, shortly after which the Senator's website was changed to link to his non-campaign Senate Facebook.

A spokesman for Senator Alexander said, "A recently updated link inadvertently directed website visitors to a non-official Facebook page rather than an official Facebook page. When it was discovered that the link was tied to the wrong site, it was corrected."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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