Despite Plea, NH Phone Jamming Case Continues

Some days it’s hard to catch a break.

Just ask former GOP operative James Tobin, recently convicted on charges stemming from a scheme to jam the NH Democratic party’s phones in 2002. On Friday, Tobin’s lawyers argued to have his harrassment conviction thrown out — but the judge has so far declined to do so.

As you recall, on the eve of the 2002 election Tobin and other New Hampshire GOP campaign workers jammed the state Democratic party and the local firemen’s union get-out-the-vote phones.

Three men, including Tobin, have already been convicted. A fourth has yet to be indicted — federal prosecutors have said they know just the fellow who deserves it, but so far haven’t named him.