Jay Webber, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives received a threatening letter that disturbingly mentions his children and demands he drop out of the race.
The menacing letter contained a shredded “Webber for Congress” campaign flyer and read:
“What the f*** is wrong with you… you scumbag? You BETTER hope that you don’t win! Or else. How many kids do you have… 7? Unlucky 7. This is what we think of you. Time to get out of politics!”
Webber responded via tweet, “Criticizing a candidate on the issues is part of politics. Threatening my children is not. We are thankful for the support of law enforcement as we work to find whoever is behind this gutless act. We will not be intimidated as we work to make #NJ11 better for everyone.”
The threat comes amid increasing unease as a string of explosive devices have been sent to Democrats, CNN officials, celebrities and philanthropists.