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Mayor candidate in Ohio says she's been threatened

Akron, OH (AP) -

A woman seeking the Democratic nomination for an Ohio mayoral seat has reported receiving threats that she'll be blackballed and run out of town if she doesn't drop out of the race.

Political novice Janice Davis filed about two weeks ago to run as the third candidate in the party's primary for Akron mayor. The Akron Beacon Journal reports she filed a police report June 24 about threatening phone calls, emails and visits made to her home and her mother's home.

Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards says Davis declined to offer the name of a potential suspect.

The 58-year-old Davis faces incumbent Mayor Don Plusquellic and Akron Councilman Mike Williams in the Sept. 13 primary. Her candidacy has been criticized as having the potential to weaken Williams' campaign.

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