- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Neither Republicans nor Democrats say they know anything about fliers on the windshields of cars at a Fayetteville church that included a background photo of a lynching.

Multiple media outlets reported the fliers showed up Sunday at Kingdom Impact Global Ministries.

The flier read “Kay Hagan doesn’t win! Obama’s impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014.”

Sen. Hagan is a Democrat locked in tight race with Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis. The outcome of the election could affect which party controls the U.S. Senate for the next two years.

The flier did not endorse any candidate and said it was paid for by Concerned Citizens of Cumberland County. There was no contact information for the group.

Dawn McNair at Kingdom Impact Global Ministries says she doesn’t know if the flier was meant to encourage her to vote or discourage her from voting.

Fliers with the same message were distributed at First Baptist Church, but those fliers did not have a background showing a lynching.

Fayetteville NAACP president Jimmy Buxton said he does not think the impeachment message is racist.

“That’s what the community feels,” he said. “That if the Senate is taken over by the Republicans, and it remains the Republicans (in the majority) in the House of Representatives, they’re going to impeach him.”

Some GOP lawmakers have called for the impeachment of President Obama, though party leaders have discouraged such talk.

Linda Devore, the county’s Republican Party chairwoman, said she does not know of a group called Concerned Citizens of Cumberland County.

“I think it’s unfortunate to use this kind of emotion as a means to getting people out to vote,” Devore said.

Hagan spokesman Chris Hayden said, “I don’t know anything about the group or flier.”

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