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NH Dem considers quitting over anti-Palin remark

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CONCORD, N.H. — A Democratic state representative is considering resigning after quipping on Facebook that Sarah Palin would be more dangerous dead, he said Thursday.

Rep. Timothy Horrigan of Durham told The Associated Press that people he respects in the party have asked him to quit and he is considering it.

Horrigan posted that a "dead Palin wd be even more dangerous than a live one" and said she "is all about her myth & if she was dead she cdn't commit any more gaffes."

Horrigan is the second Democrat in New Hampshire to comment about Palin, the former governor of Alaska who was the Republican nominee for vice president in 2008. Keith Halloran, a House candidate from Rindge, apologized Thursday for posting a death wish for Palin on Facebook.

Halloran made the comment in response to a Republican lawmaker's post Tuesday about the plane crash that killed former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens. When the lawmaker expressed disappointment that some news accounts of Stevens' death focused on negative aspects of his career, Halloran responded: "Just wish Sarah and Levy were on board," an apparent reference to Palin and her daughter's ex-boyfriend, Levi Johnston.

After the leaders of both political parties denounced his comment, Halloran posted an apology on his Facebook page, saying he wishes the best for Palin, Johnston and their families.

Associated Press Writer Holly Ramer contributed to this report.