Obama robo-calls hit Wisconsin

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WASHINGTON–Obama campaign rebuttal robo-call was launched Tuesday afternoon in Wisconson, featuring a woman identified by the campaign as Jeri Watermolen, a small business owner from Green Bay, a former John McCain supporter who now is for Barack Obama because “sleazy phone calls and mail” from McCain slamming Obama.

A robo-call is the nickname for an automated, or robotic recorded message computer dialed to telephones. Click below for the script. Click here to listen.

The script:

Hi, this is Jeri Watermolen, calling for the Campaign for Change. I live in Green Bay and, like you, I’ve been getting sleazy phone calls and mail from John McCain and his supporters viciously — and falsely — attacking Barack Obama.

I used to support John McCain because he honorably served our country — but this year he’s running a dishonorable campaign. We know McCain will continue many of Bush’s policies, and now he’s using George Bush’s divisive tactics. In fact, he hired the Bush strategists whose attacks even McCain once called hateful.

Barack Obama will turn the page on these negative politics and stand up for the middle class. That’s the change we need, and it’s why I have changed my mind about John McCain. Join me in voting for Barack Obama.

Paid for the Campaign for Change, a project of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, 608-255-5172, and authorized by Obama for America.”

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