FLORIDA: Secret Service Calls On GOP Candidate Who Said “Hang Obama”

Via the Tampa Bay Times:

Say you’re a rookie political candidate eager to raise your profile. Here’s one sure way to do that that you DO NOT want to try: Publicly call for the president of the United States to be hanged. That’s what Republican state House candidate Joshua Black did on Twitter yesterday. It generated an widely read article in the Tampa Bay Times, a lot of new Twitter followers, a call from Anderson Cooper’s guest booker, an interview for Political Connections on Bay News 9 and, naturally, a visit from the Secret Service. Black, a taxi driver, told Al Ruechel and me this afternoon that Secret Service representatives were waiting for him at his house while he taped the Political Connections interview.

Black says he will continue his campaign for the Florida House despite Gov. Rick Scott’s demand that he withdraw. “I do not take orders from the governor, I’m staying in the race.” (Tipped by JMG reader David)