Violent threat sent to GOP candidate and his 7 kids in closely watched N.J. race

Violent threat sent to GOP candidate and his 7 kids in closely watched N.J. race
Jay Webber and family (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Trump’s to blame, no?]

The campaign for GOP candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional district, Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-Morris, said Wednesday that a threat against him and his seven children was delivered to his office in Whippany yesterday.

A note sent to Webber’s office warned Webber “You better hope you don’t win! Or else.” and then asked, “How many kids do you have…7? Unlucky 7.”

Webber has frequently incorporated his wife Johanna and their seven children into his campaign, featuring them in campaign ads.

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The threat, which arrived with a cut up Webber for Congress sign, has been referred to the state police for investigation, according to Ronica Cleary, a spokesperson for the campaign.

The race for New Jersey’s 11th congressional district, which includes Morris and Essex Counties, is hotly contested and closely watched. U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-11, held the seat for decades never winning by less than 19 points, but Hillary Clinton lost the district by a single point in 2016. National Democrats view it as a key district in their goal to gain control of the House of Representatives.

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