August 21st, 2008
06:27 PM ET
13 years ago

Powder, threatening letter sent to McCain office

(CNN) - Federal and local officials are on the scene of a threatening letter with white powder received at John McCain’s regional campaign office outside Denver, in suburban Englewood, Colorado.

At 3 p.m. MT, a staffer in the McCain Denver office opened a letter containing a threatening letter and a quantity of white powder," McCain Spokesman Jeff Sadosky told CNN's Justine Redman. "Staff immediately contacted local and federal law enforcement. Staff are taking all necessary precautions, including checking in with medical professionals"

“Agents and Officers are responding," United States Secret Service Spokesman Malcolm Wiley who is in Denver also tells CNN's Jim Spellman.

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (109 Responses)
  1. terry

    Be safe McCain and staff!

    August 21, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  2. Doesn't like Kool-aid

    Wow...what is wrong with you people...

    Where are all the racist accusations and wacko remarks like when they guy in Miami said/did something stupid.

    You people are the one's who are out of touch with reality.

    It was a shame what was said about Sen. Obama and this is a shame about what has happened to Sen. McCain's office.

    I'm not blaming either party for individual's stupidity.

    I will blame blogger's for their stupid comments though.

    August 21, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  3. U.S. Common Sense

    The maturity of some of the Obama supporters is [not] surprising. Thank goodness that CNN is "moderating" these comments.

    August 21, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  4. Biffington, Biff

    Not a topic to comment on in a political manner.

    August 21, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  5. donna4hillary

    glad no one was hurt. if it happened tyo obamas staff how long would it take for the msm to declare that it was someone who doesnt want a black man in office?
    cnn please post.

    August 21, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  6. Pete

    Its a sham nothing more nothing less.

    August 21, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  7. TAME


    August 21, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  8. 60 year old white woman Supporting Obama

    This election is way too long. The negative ads out of the McCain campaign, which McCain seems to think are funny, are startting to attract the lunatics. I am ashamed of how this campaign has been run and what is standing as "politics".

    It is no wonder that few honourable men and women will not run for office when they see the tactics the media and campaigns go to tear them and their families down.

    August 21, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  9. Liz Wetzel

    What cheap tactics from the Republican party. Never be fooled again, my fellow citizens. Their rich just keep getting richer and we are becoming their slaves.

    August 21, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  10. kendall

    Hope they are all alright, that's scary this is the world we live in, it's really not funny.

    Obama 08

    August 21, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  11. Lisa Salt Lake City, Utah

    A republican senator in SD had an envelope of baby powder sent today, why isn't that one making news?

    August 21, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  12. Judy

    There is no reason for this sort of thing. This is ridiculous. an election is no reason to attack a candidate or their staffers in this way.
    Time for people to grow up.

    August 21, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  13. Down with Obama

    LOL Obama is one of those rich that keep getting richer, Liz Wetzel!!

    August 21, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  14. Cathy

    What is wrong with people? I can't stand McCain for political reasons but I would never wish ill will on him or any of his supporters. This is the type of evil Obama was talking about during the Faith Forum. This world is OUT OF CONTROL!!!

    August 21, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  15. Cleo

    Can you say "Publicity Stunt"?

    August 21, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  16. Shameful journalism

    How is this not "breaking news"? A presidential candidate is possibly targeted, and... nothing? Because it is not Obama? CNN is really playing it fancy free and loose with not being "biased".

    August 21, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  17. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    I believe this is no more than a political ploy. Who in their right man would want to hurt someone who is already 71 years old and suffers from cancer.

    August 21, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  18. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Political trick the by the GOP they sent it to McCain. This way they can blame some Demo. They also want to change the subjrct from McCains houses.

    August 21, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  19. gluvnast

    smh @ the desparation by the GOP on this move....

    August 21, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  20. Bibek

    ahhh...that's nothing serious. It is McCain's medication....

    Give the old man a break will ya?

    August 21, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  21. Griff

    Put them in all, the same cell as OBama, and throw away the Key??? I go along with that....

    August 21, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  22. Kim

    Crazy liberals.

    August 21, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  23. Lynette Stapleton

    On such a serious matter – BO supporters are showing they lack intelligence

    August 21, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  24. Sylvia

    Well, what happened to mccain's tough talk. It's probably just baby powder.

    August 21, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  25. Dave, Illinois

    He he, you Obamites certainly do not dissapoint. Any adult looking at these comments should get a good idea of the mentality of the Obamite cult. Adult America is seeing the real Obama and his sheep. Thats why he is slipping in the polls. Keep it up, Obamites, your sinking your own ship.

    August 21, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
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