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megimoo
01-12-2011, 10:10 PM
The Arizona Republic reports that Miller, 43, a former campaign worker for Sen.John McCain who was re-elected to a second one-year term last month, has been concerned for his family's safety by constant verbal attacks and blog posts from some local committee members with tea party movement ties.

Miller told the state Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen via e-mail that he was quitting. "Today my wife of 20 yrs ask [sic] me do I think that my PCs (Precinct Committee members) will shoot at our home? So with this being said I am stepping down from LD20GOP Chairman...I will make a full statement on Monday."

Miller, the first and only African-American to hold the party's precinct chairmanship, said he had been called "McCain's boy," and that, during a speech, a member of the audience made the symbol of a gun with his hand and pointed it at him. "I wasn't going to resign but decided to quit after what happened Saturday," Miller said. "I love the Republican Party but I don't want to take a bullet for anyone."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2011/01/tucson-shooting-prompts-local.html

PoliCon
01-12-2011, 10:12 PM
So wait - is he implying that his own party members were going to do him harm? :confused:

Bubba Dawg
01-12-2011, 10:12 PM
Is he saying Tea Party members are making the threats? :confused:

megimoo
01-12-2011, 10:30 PM
Is he saying Tea Party members are making the threats? :confused:
Or have awful lefties posed as Tea Partiers and made threats?

http://www.azcentral.com/community/ahwatukee/articles/2011/01/11/20110111gabrielle-giffords-arizona-shooting-resignations.html

Bubba Dawg
01-12-2011, 11:21 PM
Or have awful lefties posed as Tea Partiers and made threats?

http://www.azcentral.com/community/ahwatukee/articles/2011/01/11/20110111gabrielle-giffords-arizona-shooting-resignations.html

Damned shame if that has happened and it caused him to leave. This particular story has me a bit confused. I'm not sure when this event is supposed to have happened where the "threat" or "threats" are supposed to have occurred.

I've never heard of this guy and don't know Arizona politics.