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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/ 2/2010

Threatening letter sent to Va. Gov

By Washington Post editors

The FBI is investigating a threatening letter sent to Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) this week.

The letter was received at the governor’s office in Richmond Wednesday. It was turned over to the Virginia State Police, which sent it to the Richmond FBI office.

The governor’s office released a statement Friday morning that said: "The Governor and his family are secure."

FBI Agent M.A. Myers declined to say what the letter said.

McDonnell was one of many governors across the nation who received a letter, Myers said. He added that the FBI is aware of who sent the letters. No arrests have been made.

News of the letter comes amid a spate of threats against members of Congress. A Philadelphia man was charged Monday with threatening to kill Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and his family.

-- Anita Kumar

By Washington Post editors  | April 2, 2010; 11:18 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Comments

The Tea Party is a terrorist organization, and should be treated the same as Al Qaeda.

Posted by: thomasmc1957 | April 2, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party is a terrorist organization, and should be treated the same as Al Qaeda.
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The story is about a republican governor and a republican congressman you shmuck.

Posted by: peterg73 | April 2, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

This is completely outrageous!
Outrageous!

I want these wackados step on
before some good person gets hurt.
God forbid.

This is not a game
and it ain't funny.

(I don't blame any of the Tea Partiers
for these threats on the US Congress and now on the US Governors.
The Tea Partiers, who are mostly women 55%,
read like middle of the road deficit hawks to me.)

Posted by: stevereal007 | April 2, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party is a terrorist organization, and should be treated the same as Al Qaeda.
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The story is about a republican governor and a republican congressman you shmuck.


Not necessarily so. The Tea Party has claimed that there are made up of Republicans, Independents and "disappointed" Democrats, who all want smaller government and lower Federal spending. Until the actual contents of the letter is released, Tea Party members cannot be ruled out.

Posted by: GP04 | April 2, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

RESPOND Posted by: peterg73 The Tea Party is a terrorist organization, and should be treated the same as Al Qaeda.
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RESPOND Posted by: peterg73
The story is about a republican governor and a republican congressman you shmuck.

MY RESPOND;
Yeah, that's what I thought, TEA PARTY is same garbage as REPUBLICAN PARTY.
But, you schmuck should know also that some democratic governors have received these letters also.

Posted by: BOBSTERII | April 2, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

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