October 30, 2015 11:00 pm -


Karen Davis, a Republican candidate for Congress in 2014 from Lodi, California, faces federal charges for lying investigators about two death threats she sent to herself.

“You know, everybody makes mistakes. I did,” she said.

The first letter included the line, “A close up to your head or to your husband will be final. You make the decision not to run for Congress.”


A second letter read, “If you don’t quit very soon, you won’t be warned. You won’t see it coming. Your family will have to plan a funeral.”

Davis was arrested at her Lodi home following a monthslong investigation she opened when she reported the letters to federal authorities. Investigators say she ultimately failed a polygraph test and admitted writing the letters and sending them herself.


D.B. Hirsch
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