CARL HULSE
The New York Times
March 25, 2010

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The Congressional clash over threats and vandalism against lawmakers in the aftermath of the health care vote took a new turn Thursday as the No. 2 House Republican accused Democrats of recklessly exploiting the incidents for political gain.

Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the Republican whip, told reporters that he had also been the subject of threats and that a shot was fired through a window of his campaign office in Richmond this week.

But he said he chose not to publicize such incidents for fear of inciting more, and he said that Democrats were wrongly amplifying reports of vandalism and death threats made against lawmakers.

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