Someone who is no longer a resident of Atlanta just informed me he got a robo call billed as a “Republican Action Alert” informing them not to vote for Mary Norwood because “she doesn’t represent our Republican Values” and went on to play audio of Norwood stating she voted for Obama, Kerry and Clinton and the went to a GOP convention once and hated it.
Ok – as I was typing this I got the call too – I’ve never been a resident of Atlanta with this number.
The Caller ID was 206-426-6486. Only political reference I saw to that number in a quick google hunt was for “Rev. Al Sharpton”.
No one claimed responsibility for the ad. Nor does it make sense that the GOP would attack Norwood from the right. AFAIK there are no Republicans in this non-partisan race. Sounds like a voter-suppression tactic to me. A pretty lame one at that.
Update by Buzz: Here’s the audio of the call. I received it about 12:44 PM today. No I don’t live in Atlanta. I agree with Chris, it’s an attempt to discourage Republicans from voting for her. I suspect one of the other campaigns in behind it, either Reed or Norwood.