News conference held in Sprague regarding violent online threats toward CT senator

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SPRAGUE, Conn. (WTNH) — The two top democrats in the Senate were in Sprague late Monday morning, holding a press conference alongside State Senator Cathy Osten after two different commenters threatened violence against her on a Facebook page.

The comments were posted to the Connecticut Republican Party Facebook page in response to allegations that Osten may have marred someone’s lawn while campaigning door-to-door.

RELATED: CT Democratic leaders standing in defense of violent threats against Senator Cathy Osten

On Sunday, the Connecticut Republican Party Facebook page posted pictures of tire marks on a lawn and wrote that Osten is “too lazy to walk around the house.”

To that, one person posted that he would have “pulled her out that car and knocked her out.”

He writes, “I do a lot of work on my lawn to keep it looking nice.”

A second person wrote “she does that to the wrong person she might get shot,” to which a third person responded, “I’ll shoot her.”

Democrats write that law enforcement has been notified of the threats.

Osten is not just a senator, but also the first selectman of Sprague, and that means she is running for re-election this year. Osten faces Republican Cheryl Blanchard.


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