Posted on | March 10, 2012 | 8 Comments
Citing a report by the U.K. Daily Mail, Illinois Review writes:
Illegal robocalls have been hitting voters’ phones in Rep. Judy Biggert’s 13th CD, Rep. Tim Johnson’s 15th CD and Rep. Bobby Schilling’s 17th CD this week, UK’s Daily Mail reports. The robocalls tell callers to contact the U.S. Reps’ offices and ask them to stand against radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s controversial comments last week about contraceptives activist Sandra Fluke. . . .
The call is illegal because the responsible group identified on the calls as “Women of the 99%” is not a registered PAC or lobbying group, and no return call phone number is given.
The call targets Limbaugh as leader of a “war on women” and is apparently part of a nationwide effort aimed at Republican members of Congress. A similar robo-call — this one targeting Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci — was recorded on an answering machine:
The “war on women” calls come at the same time Democrats are using such attacks in fundraising appeals such as the e-mail sent today by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.