While Hurricane Sandy hit New York City last night, an anonymous Twitter user @comfortablysmug — one of a handful of pseudonymous Manhattan professionals who keep their popular Twitter accounts separate from their careers — was a source for widespread and frightening misinformation about the storm.
A later report from BuzzFeed revealed the Twitter account belong to a hedge-fund analyst and campaign manager for a Republican congressional candidate named Shashank Tripathi.
Tripathi is also the contact for “Mitt Romney NYC Victory Workers” events in Manhattan. The volunteer events took place the New York Metropolitan Republican club and Tripathi was present at least three, on October 7th, October 8th and October 9th of this year.
A spokesperson for the Romney campaign confirma that Mr. Tripathi is not an employee of the Romney campaign.
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