More robo harrassment, this time in Nebraska's 3rd District, where Dem Scott Kleeb is running against Adrian Smith. From Nebraska's Grand Island Independent
Prerecorded telephone messages supposedly from Kleeb, a Third Congressional District candidate, have been repeatedly calling people in Central Nebraska, and Ben Lumpkin, Kleeb's communications director, is concerned about the effects...
However, Lumpkin said he has received numerous complaints about the prerecorded messages calling repeatedly -- as many as six times an hour.
"Our robocalls don't do that," he said.
Lumpkin hadn't heard the complaints about recordings as of Monday night but said it had been reported that the recordings were of low quality, prompting him to believe they may be recordings of actual Kleeb recordings.
Adams County Democratic Party Chairwoman Deb Quirk, who also volunteers with the county's phone bank, said she and other volunteers had called people who were irritated at the Democratic party because of the Kleeb calls.
The Kleeb campaign doesn't know who is behind the calls, but we can make a good guess: last week, the NRCC paid GOP political firm Direct Strategies for approximately $3,500 for phone banking in Kleeb's district, according to FEC filings.