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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:51 PM

Feds Investigate Explosion In Indiana Candidate’s Mailbox

Source: TPM

A small explosion of some kind occurred Monday afternoon in a mailbox outside the home of Indiana Democratic congressional candidate Brendan Mullen.

A law enforcement official told TPM on Tuesday that authorities are investigating a spate of incidents involving similar explosions. Four such explosions have occurred in and around Granger, Ind., where Mullen lives, in the last 24 hours, according to David Coulson, a spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Coulson said the St. Joseph’s County Sheriff’s Department is leading the investigation.

“We’re assisting in any way we can,” Coulson said, referring to ATF.

Mullen is running in Indiana’s 2nd congressional district. His spokesperson Andy Reynolds told TPM the incident occurred between 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday. Mullen, his campaign finance director, and an intern heard the explosion, and went outside to see what had happened. Several neighbors also left their homes in response to the noise. According to Reynolds, both Mullen and his financer director spotted a black car driving away “out of corner of their eye.”

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DonViejo Sep 2012 OP
a geek named Bob Sep 2012 #1
HereSince1628 Sep 2012 #2
hrmjustin Sep 2012 #3
underthematrix Sep 2012 #4
peacebird Sep 2012 #8
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #5
alp227 Sep 2012 #6
sofa king Sep 2012 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:56 PM

1. That's taking things too far...

 

I'll admit that I dislike certain tea-baggers...
but I don't go off on a grenade party!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:59 PM

2. This too could escalate if it isn't nipped in the bud.

I hope we some some of that "conservative approach" to law enforcement that Indiana is reported to have.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 10:07 PM

3. I heard that This race was going from likely gop to leaning gop. Mullens must be making a dent.

My congressman Michael Grimm's office was vandalized this weekend by a teenager. He claimed the dems did it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 10:07 PM

4. I blame the domestic terrorism on

the GOP. This what McCain called the dark underbelly of populism. Domestic terrorist sarah palin has already advised the romney campaign to go rouge. Her speech led to the assasination attempt on Rep. Gabby Gifford. This is not the Republican Party I remember from 30 or 40 years ago.

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:16 AM

8. Your typo (go rouge, instead of " go rogue") gave me the best laugh of the morning, Thank you!

Had the instant mental image of mittens and boy-wonder going "glam" with rouge, heavy eyeliner, and sequins.....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 10:41 PM

5. I didn't even have to look to know the candidate in question was a Dem.

Is it Kristallnacht yet??

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 10:50 PM

6. Ted Kaczynski is back?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 12:06 AM

7. Don't count out high school vandals, just yet.

If it was, those kids have to be scared poopless now.

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