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Immigration debate takes a threatening turn

Sen. Mel Martinez, bashed for his support of the Senate immigration plan, is turning one particularly threatening letter over to the Capitol police, the New York Times reports.

The Florida Republican wouldn't elaborate on the nature of the threat. The letter was sent to his home.

Martinez isn't the only one, the newspaper reports. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, said his office received a telephone call that "made a threat about knowing where I lived."

And Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, another champion of the legislation, said he's received threats by telephone and letters to his office. He told the newspaper that several other senators had told him privately that they also received similar messages.

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