Democratic opponent to Steve King in Iowa withdraws, citing death threats
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« on: June 04, 2017, 02:21:09 pm »

Kim Weaver is ending her campaign for Iowa's 4th Congressional District.

In a Facebook post Saturday, Weaver, a Democrat, cited threats to her safety, financial security and her mother's ongoing health problems as reasons for her withdrawal.

"Beginning during my 2016 campaign, I have received very alarming acts of intimidation, including death threats," Weaver said in the Facebook post. "While some may say enduring threats are just a part of running for office, my personal safety has increasingly become a concern."

In an interview with the Des Moines Register on Saturday, Weaver added to that rationale, alleging that the state of Iowa's Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman, where she is an employee, saw its budget cut this year as "punishment" for her political candidacy.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/06/03/kim-weaver-withdraws-her-candidacy-iowas-4th-district-race-congress/368389001/
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 05:24:00 pm »

Anita Sarkeesian tried that excuse too, but the police (or was it the FBI?) said there was no credible threats.   She made like 10 time more on the insurance payout for "missing" the speaking engagement than if she had actually done it. 
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