Parnell Receives Threatening Letter from Fringe Group

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell is among the governors who have received letters demanding they leave office or be removed. Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow confirmed today that Parnell had received a letter in his Anchorage office. She said the letter arrived on Wednesday. Leighow says the letter was handled by the Governor’s protective security detail and they passed it on to the FBI. The group Guardians of the Free Republics sent letters to at least 30 governors demanding they leave office or be removed. Investigators didn’t see threats of violence in the group’s message but the FBI has warned that the group’s call could provoke violence by others.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage and The Associated Press

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