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US Senator Plays Cupid for Staffer
PHOTO: Virgina Senator Mark Warner tweeted this image of one of his staffers, Beth Adelson, engagement proposal, with caption, "MT ‏@NWaghornAP: She said yes RT @brett_wanamaker: @MarkWarner @bethaleh Beth Ellen Adelson, will you marry me?" on Marc

(Image Credit: @MarkWarner/Twitter)

Warm weather hasn't come to Washington just yet, but spring fever hit the Hill yesterday just the same.

When approached online by his press secretary's boyfriend, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., agreed to sacrifice his official Twitter account to young love Thursday evening.

@ markwarner Senator: your PressSecy pays more attn to this feed than her own - can I borrow this space for a minute?

— Brett Wanamaker (@Brett_Wanamaker) March 7, 2013

@ brett_wanamakerCertainly. Best of luck!

— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) March 7, 2013

Social media experts say one of the main goals of using tools like Twitter is engagement - but perhaps not the way Brett Wanamaker interpreted it.

@ markwarner @ bethaleh Beth Ellen Adelson, will you marry me?

— Brett Wanamaker (@Brett_Wanamaker) March 7, 2013

@ brett_wanamaker what is happening

— Beth Adelson (@bethaleh) March 7, 2013

These two tweets from Wanamaker, whose Facebook lists him as being a member of the 2013 class at Johns Hopkins University's medical school in Baltimore, were his first ever. The reply from Adelson was a bit of a cliffhanger, but the story had a happy ending, documented for all to see on Warner's Twitter feed.

MT ?@ nwaghornap: She said yes RT @ brett_wanamaker: @ markwarner @ bethaleh Beth Ellen Adelson, will you marry me? twitter.com/MarkWarner/sta…

— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) March 7, 2013

@ markwarner @ brett_wanamaker @ bethaleh #bestengagementeverCongrats to Brett and Beth!!!! twitter.com/EmmasPeck/stat…

— Emma Peck (@EmmasPeck) March 7, 2013

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