Despite the multiple communications, that letter is the only one to merit a look, she said. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that a portion of the note read "You will never sleep through the night again."
From Dahlkemper's statement:
It is a great honor to represent the 3rd District of Pennsylvania in Congress. To do my job well, it is essential that I hear directly from my constituents, and I encourage them to reach out to me and my office to voice their opinions on the issues that matter most to them. It is unfortunate that a small but vocal group of people are using insults to convey their opinions and alarming that anyone would make threats against me or my family.
Debate, discussion and dissention are essential to the democratic process. A healthy debate needs strong voices on both sides of the issue. However, threats and insults have no place in our public discourse and I urge my constituents and the American people to reject these tactics that are unworthy of our democracy.