October 5, 2012
Obama campaign accused of threatening NAACP official for criticizing president
Posted by Staff
President Barack Obama’s campaign is being accused by a Chicago leader of the NAACP of threatening and intimidating him for not supporting the president’s re-election.
David Lowery, the president of the South Suburban Branch of the NAACP in Chicago, says Louis Raymond, the Illinois political director for Obama’s campaign, threatened him during a recent phone conversation, according to a local news report.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser, who first broke the story, reports that the threats came after Lowery told the campaign that he doesn’t “personally support the president because he’s not addressing issues important to the black community.”
10/5/12 8:57 AM