Betty McCollum threatened by racist fax after NASCAR comment [DOCUMENT]

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Tax dollars for NASCAR? Betty McCollum says no.
Rep. Betty McCollum has become the target of some vile hate mail from a NASCAR fan.

The St. Paul congresswoman just tried unsuccessfully to defund the U.S. Army's $7 million NASCAR car sponsorship, labeling it as a waste of taxpayer money.

For that, a message faxed anonymously to her office called McCollum a "JoBama Rectum Sniffing Slut." The message included a drawing of a pickup truck towing the head of President Barack Obama in a noose.

"Taxpayer-funded NASCAR race cars are an absurdity at a time when the Republican-Tea Party is cutting federal support for homeless veterans, law enforcement officers and firefighters," the St. Paul Democrat said yesterday.

Here's the fax she received in return.

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Office of Rep. Betty McCollum

Maria Reppas, McCollum's spokeswoman, said this morning that Capitol police are investigating the source of the message.

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