Meet the Attack Lads – Phone Jamming

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Phone jamming (2002): Robo-call scheme organized by top GOP officials to tie up Democrats’ get-out-the-vote phone banks in heated New Hampshire Senate race. Four officials indicted, three pled guilty, one convicted of a felony.

originated by
Charles McGee

works for
Ron Paul, John McCain, and Rudy Giuliani

orchestrated by

James Tobin

worked with
Charles McGee

linked to

Chris LaCivita
and Terry Nelson

linked to
Mercury Public Affairs

Nelson is the former campaign manager for John McCaine and was the producer for the “Harold, call me!” attack ad.


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