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Yang campaign alerts FBI after receiving death threats

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Tyler Perry Studios November 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 20. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang's campaign contacted the FBI after he was emailed death threats while campaigning in New Hampshire, The Hill first reported Tuesday.

The big picture: A Yang campaign official told NBC News the team received threats Monday about Yang, his staff and supporters and specific public events and "immediately contacted the FBI and local law enforcement."

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Democrats call out lack of diversity in 2020 race after Harris' exit

Cory Booker and Kamala Harris speak onstage at the 50th NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 30, 2019 in Hollywood
Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harrisat the 50th NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood in March. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Leading Democrats including presidential candidates Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro spoke out against an increasing lack of diversity in the 2020 race following the exit of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) Tuesday.