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Adviser to Romney and Brown Mocks It Gets Better on Twitter

Adviser to Romney and Brown Mocks It Gets Better on Twitter


A campaign adviser to presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Scott Brown authored a Twitter feed that mocked the It Gets Better campaign after the U.S. senator from Massachusetts was criticized for not contributing a video to the series against antigay bullying.

The Boston Globereports on the unmasking of Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior campaign adviser to Brown and Romney, as the person behind the "CrazyKhazei" Twitter account. The sarcastic account pretended to represent the thoughts of Alan Khazei, a Democrat who plans to challenge Brown next year.

Following recent criticism of Brown, the only Republican member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, for not making an It Gets Better video, the "CrazyKhazei" feed said, "I promise to devote all my time in office to making gay videos. Shame on Scott Brown for focusing on jobs!"

Another tweet from July 31 read, "Just got back from sunny California. Thanks to all the elitists there for donating to my campaign."

According to the Globe, Fehrnstrom was revealed as the author Tuesday night when he sent a tweet in the "CrazyKhazei" tone from his personal Twittter account.

"That can often happen when a person with multiple accounts chooses the wrong distribution channel on social media aggregation software such as HootSuite or TweetDeck," reports the Globe.

Democrats in Massachusetts noticed the tweet, which was later removed, along with the account. Fehrnstrom admitted to being responsible, where he told the Globe the account was his "way of lightening things up" in a world where some people "take our politics too seriously."

Fehrnstrom, who served as communications director for former governor Romney, now advises the Republican presidential candidate on strategy and ads.

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