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December 21, 2012

Scott Gessler responds to ethics complaint with new details

On Wednesday, we reported on a disturbing phone call made to Secretary of State Scott Gessler, in which a man said he knew where the Republican lived and wanted to kill him. We now have information about a second violent threat -- specific details of which are outlined in Gessler's formal response to the Independent Ethics Commission, which is investigating his alleged misuse of public dollars. The full e-mail threat is on view below.

The threats made against Gessler, the state's chief election officer, and the investigations into how he has spent state money both date back to August, when the Secretary of State traveled to Florida, where he attended a Republican National Lawyers' Association event and then the Republican National Convention in Tampa to support Mitt Romney.