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    When (non-)robo calls backfire

    FORT WAYNE, Ind., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A Republican congressman in Indiana complains that telemarketers calling voters on his behalf have such heavy foreign accents they cannot be understood.

    Rep. Mark Souder told the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that in one call left on his daughter's answering machine, the only word he could understand was "Hayhurst" -- the name of his Democratic opponent, Tom Hayhurst.

    Feather Larson & Synhorst -- a St. Paul, Minn., company hired by many Republican groups around the country -- promises calls with neutral accents. But in Indiana, where automatic telemarketing calls are illegal, the company is forced to use live callers -- and many of them apparently have heavy foreign accents.

    Ironically, the message was to oppose Hayhurst's position on immigration.
    Anymore interesting robocall stories? It's amazing this stuff is allowed to happen. I guess the NRCC figures it'll just pay a fine when it's all over.
    Last edited by ianmatthews; 11-07-2006 at 06:54 PM.

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    Re: When (non-)robo calls backfire

    That's funny

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    Re: When (non-)robo calls backfire

    I agree, lol. Maybe if they paid more than "minimum wage" they could have gotten non-Americans to make the calls. ;)

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