NAACP Official Says Obama Campaign Staffer Threatened Him

David Lowery, President of the South Suburban Branch of the NAACP, says that  Louis Raymond, political director of Obama for America, threatened him during a phone conversation because Lowery doesn’t support the president’s reelection bid.

Lowery said he was explaining to Raymond  that the president has not been addressing issues important to the black community when the Obama campaign official told him, “You know what? I know everything about you. We’ve been watching you, and since you don’t support Obama, we’ll deal with you,” before hanging up.

Lowery filed a report with the Oak Forest police report “in case something happens.”

He says it was suggested that the NAACP should automatically back the president even though non-profits can not support a particular candidate and it is a clear signal that the Obama campaign is concerned about the black vote.

Lowery hosts an internet radio program called “Let the Truth Be Told,” on which he has often made his displeasure with the president be known.

Louis Raymond declined to comment. The Obama re-election campaign issued a written statement in response to Lowery’s claims.

“Unfortunately 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,” the statement said.

Lowery said he does not support Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney either.


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