NJ teen claims threats over tea party challenge

    A New Jersey teenager says she’s received threats since challenging Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann to a debate over the Constitution, the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill reports.

    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 Bachmann misstates or distorts facts about the Constitution.

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

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