CPAC Website Apparently Mixed Up Two Black Republicans

February 25, 2015 9:39 a.m.
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The website for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) appeared to have mistakenly posted a photo of Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) in a biography for conservative activist Dr. Ben Carson, both of whom are scheduled to be speakers at the event this week.

A screengrab of the mixup tweeted by Washington Post reporter Ben Terris on Wednesday morning showed that, at least on the CPAC mobile site, Carson’s entry displayed Scott’s portrait.

By shortly after 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, when TPM reviewed the website, the error appeared to have been corrected:

CPAC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TPM on Wednesday morning.

Scott replied, with some fun, to Terris’s tweet a few hours later on Wednesday:

Later that day, CPAC told TPM that the image in question was a photoshop.

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