NAACP Official: Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened Me
CHICAGO (CBS) â€” The President of the South Suburban Branch of the NAACP alleges a director of the re-election campaign of Barack Obama has threatened and intimidated him because he doesnâ€™t support the president.
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David Lowery says he believes he was threatened during a phone conversation with Louis Raymond, the Illinois political director for Obama for America.
Lowery says he doesnâ€™t personally support the president because heâ€™s not addressing issues important to the black community. He said he was explaining that to Raymond when the Obama campaign official told him, â€śYou know what? I know everything about you.â€ť
Lowery filed a report with the Oak Forest police report, he says, â€śin case something happens.â€ť
He says it was suggested the NAACP should automatically back the president. Lowery notes a non-profit cannot support a particular candidate.
He says itâ€™s a clear signal the Obama campaign is concerned about the black vote.
Lowery hosts an internet radio program called â€śLet the Truth Be Told,â€ť where heâ€™s made no secret of his displeasure with the president.
Louis Raymond declined to comment. The Obama re-election campaign issued a written statement in response to Loweryâ€™s claims.
â€śUnfortunately there seems to have been a miscommunication regarding this conversation and we have since discussed with the campaign staffer in an effort to clarify the matter. The President continues to support the mission and principles of the NAACP and the work they do,â€ť the statement said.
Lowery says heâ€™s not for Romney, either.