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Cherry Hill Teen Claims Threats Over Tea Party Challenge

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teenager says she’s received threats since challenging U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann to a debate over the Constitution.

Ann Myers challenged the tea party favorite in a letter dated April 29. After it started getting media attention last weekend, commenters on tea party websites have threatened to publish her home address and some have threatened violence.

The 16-year-old from Cherry Hill says several commenters have called her a “whore.”

Her father, Wayne, says he’s concerned for his daughter’s safety.

But Cherry Hill Police Lt. William Kushina says anonymous online threats like these are usually empty.

Myers says the Minnesota congresswoman misstates or distorts facts about the Constitution.

Bachmann’s office told The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill that it won’t respond to the debate challenge.

Information from: Courier-Post,

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  • Mike

    The kid’s just trying to point out that at least some members of the Tea Party are lacking in knowledge about how this country works. The fact that she’s being met with nothing but abuse is quite telling.

  • Mike Mcmahon

    This girl from Cherry Hill just wants attention, sorry kid, no sympathy for you here, go to school and maybe you will get a job with a news station if you are lucky

  • Nick Frese


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