Maryland politician apologizes over threat to sue local paper

January 8, 2015 5:41 PM

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WASHINGTON Jan 8 (Reuters) - A Maryland politician who said he would sue a newspaper if it printed his name, Kirby Delauter, has apologized after his threat garnered national attention, the targeted newspaper reported on Thursday.

Delauter, a Republican member of the Frederick County Council, on Saturday said in a Facebook posting that he would sue the Frederick News-Post if it used his name without permission.

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