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Jun 24, 2015 8:57 PM

Tweet shows 19-year-old state rep candidate Rio Tilton appearing to smoke weed

SEABROOK - Rio Tilton is being asked to answer a lot of questions.

The Seabrook 19-year-old is running for state representative in a special election - but a photo of him has surfaced this week in which Tilton appears to be smoking marijuana.

The Republican is running for the Rockingham District 20 seat, after Dennis Sweeney, also of Seabrook, resigned recently.

The photo was posted in 2013 by someone who goes by Trap Babew - with the twitter handle, @marissaeaton.

In an interview with the Union Leader, Tilton said he believes marijuana is a gateway drug and that the picture was meant to be a joke.

Tilton did not return multiple messages left for him Wednesday.

The special election is July 7.

Follow Kimberley Haas on Twitter @KHaasNH1.

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