Cindy Sheehan, the dogged peace activist who camped outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch after her son was killed in Iraq, is now seeking a restraining order against one of the volunteers in her long-shot congressional campaign.
Sheehan, an independent candidate challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, contends erstwhile volunteer Paul Currier has been sending threatening emails to her campaign after they tried to sever ties with him.
Currier, 56, a self-described community organizer who says he eats daily at St. Anthony's free-food program yet is the only resident of the Tenderloin's Boyd Hotel with an iPhone, contends he's being targeted because he's disillusioned with Sheehan.
Currier has sent e-mails to the campaign accusing Sheehan of being a sham candidate who is raising funds -- about $500,000 so far, according to the campaign -- but not spending the money on advertising, phone banks and other steps to win votes.
"I think it's fraud, and I find it offensive. Where's all the money being spent?" said Currier, who says he's now ceased contact. "I'm not being abusive."