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GOP Candidate Harasses Daily Beast Reporter on Facebook: ‘I Hope Somebody Rapes You Today’

Mike-Krawitz-410x220A series of threatening comments towards a reporter for The Daily Beast originated from the Facebook account of a New Jersey politician on Monday.

The Facebook account of Mike Krawitz, a republican candidate for Township Committee in West Deptford, NJ, posted a series of threatening comments targeting Daily Beast reporter Olivia Nuzzi.

Nuzzi tweeted a screenshot of the vile comments, which included: “I. Hope. Somebody. Rapes. You. Today.”

Nuzzi retweeted someone later who pointed out, correctly, that Krawitz is running for office this cycle.

The West Deptford GOP took to Facebook to say that they did not condone the comments and were “in the process of contacting Twitter for confirmation that someone hacked (Krawitz’s) account.”

One problem: The post originated from Krawitz’s account on Facebook, not Twitter, as Nuzzi pointed out in the comments. (UPDATE: Both the West Deptford GOP’s original Facebook statement, and Nuzzi’s comment have now been deleted. CBS Philly is reporting that as of Tuesday, the West Deptford GOP no longer believes Krawitz was hacked. “Through the day our leadership reviewed all the facts surrounding this matter and we cannot find any reasonable reason to believe Mr. Krawitz’s account was hacked in anyway[sic].”)

Nuzzi claims in her Facebook comment that Krawitz has harrassed her for more than a year.

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