Man Charged After Threat In Wisconsin

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On Friday, a Wisconsin man by the name of Joseph Quade was charged with making terrorist threats to the campaign office of Republican Senate candidate Eric Hovde.

Quade, who has admitted to donating to Democratic incumbent Senator Tammy Baldwin, sent a threatening message stating that the office “might blow up.” His disturbing message sent on April 4th was accompanied by a voice memo attached to an email.

“Hey (EH), you think your building might blow up tomorrow? I don’t think you should have any of your people come to work,” said the threatening message, which was sent via a voice memo attached to an email, according to the criminal complaint.

Quade, 72, has apparently donated to Baldwin’s campaign on three separate occasions in the past year alone. The most recent donation, made on December 29, totaled $25.

Violence has no place in our political discourse, and it’s truly a shame that Quade would stoop to such vile tactics. In response to his actions, Baldwin’s campaign has announced that they will be donating all of Quade’s contributions to charity.

According to the criminal complaint, Quade claims that he doesn’t remember making the threat and blames it on possibly drinking too much. However, his actions are inexcusable and should not be taken lightly. If convicted, Quade could face up to 3.5 years in prison and extended supervision.

This incident is just another example of the political divide and animosity that has consumed our nation. It’s clear that Quade’s actions were fueled by hate and rage rather than a genuine concern for the well-being of others. It’s a shame that individuals like him are willing to resort to violence in an attempt to silence and intimidate those with different political beliefs.

The upcoming Senate race in Wisconsin between Baldwin and Hovde is shaping up to be a tight race. A recent poll from Marquette University shows Baldwin with a slight lead over Hovde among registered voters. This race will be crucial as Republicans look to take back control of the Senate and push back against the radical left-wing agenda that Democrats have been pushing.

In addition to the Senate race, Wisconsin is also expected to be a battleground state in the 2024 presidential election. The fact that the Republican National Convention will be held in Milwaukee this year shows the importance of this state in determining the outcome of the election. President Trump has already shown strong support in the state, winning by 2 points in a recent poll over President Biden.