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October 02, 2023

Bowman staff memo asks for social media backup

Rep. Jamaal Bowman surrounded by reporters.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s (D-N.Y.) staff sent out a memo to House Democratic offices on Monday asking for social media backup after their boss pulled a fire alarm over the weekend. The strategy didn’t go as planned.

Within minutes, reporters were posting the contents of the guidance. Bowman’s staff, which had emailed the talking points as a Google Doc, quickly had to curtail access to the document due to leaks.

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