David Lowery, the president of the South Suburban Branch of the NAACP in Chicago, says Louis Raymond, the Illinois political director for Obama’s campaign, threatened him during a recent phone conversation, according to a local news report.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser, who first broke the story, reports that the threats came after Lowery told the campaign that he doesn’t “personally support the president because he’s not addressing issues important to the black community.”
According to the report, Raymond, the campaign official, responded: “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.”
Lowery filed a police report after the conversation.
The Obama campaign claims Lowery misunderstood the phone conversation.