Fort Lauderdale Pro-Gay Candidates Receive Death Threat

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Scott Herman / Perry Thurston

The Scott Herman campaign received a death threat on their website Thursday aimed at both Herman and his Democratic opponent Perry Thurston.

“I reads your message and the news paper of whats Perry Thurston's says.  I hate his nigger ass for playing both sides.  He supports LGBT but donates to anti-LGBT.  And your fucking faggot ass.  I live near you both and i will kill you fuckers before elected.

As a black man I can call him a nigger and I will cap your fagget white ass and his fucking nigger ass.  Yall both are fucking sick!”

Herman’s campaign has forwarded the threat to the Wilton Manors Police Department and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. They’ve also contacted Perry Thurston’s office to make them aware of the threat.

“I find this kind of behavior extremely distasteful and do not appreciate threats against myself or my opponent,” Herman responded. “No one has the right to call someone derogatory slurs.

The death threat was posted on Herman’s website as a comment on a press release attacking Thurston and linking to a recent news report from SFGN, which examined Perry’s campaign expenditures.

Herman and Perry are both vying to become the next state house representative for District 94, which includes Wilton Manors.

Here’s the death threat as it was posted on Herman’s website:



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