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Posted: February 16, 2013 at 5:10 a.m.

Rep. Steve Cohen, 65, a Tennessee Democrat who has never married, said the 24-year-old Texas woman he was communicating with on Twitter during the State of the Union is his daughter, adding that he decided to publicly acknowledge his familial tie to Victoria Brink after some tried to make the exchanges, which included “Ilu” for “I love you,” appear salacious.

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