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Congressman's Brief Bout of 'Bieber Fever' Cured

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut congressman's brief affinity for teenage singing sensation Justin Bieber has flared out after a few Twitter entries.

Three-term Democratic Rep. Christopher Murphy drew attention Thursday when he jokingly admitted on Twitter to having "Bieber fever" after reading the Canadian teen's criticism of the U.S. health care system.

Shortly afterward, though, a chagrined Murphy was back on Twitter after learning Bieber opposes abortion.

"Bieber fever cured," Murphy wrote, along with "Time to be quiet again, Justin."

Murphy said Friday in a statement that the tweets were just in good fun.

He says they were part of his use of social networking to show he's a regular guy who follows sports, music and pop culture.

There was no word Friday on whether Bieber even knew of Murphy's
tweets.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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