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Ron Johnson making unauthorized calls

Robocall on our machine:

This is Ron Johnson, calling to invite you to take part in the Summer Showdown on Saturday, Aug. 21.  Momentum is behind us and we need your help to deliver our message statewide.  On August 21 we will attempt to make 100,000 voter contracts across Wisconsin.  But we need your help to connect with these voters.  Can I depend on your support?  We will be working from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at dozens of victory centers across Wisconsin.  To RSVP for a shift, please visit or call 608-257-4765.  There is a lot at stake in the elections this fall, and we hope to see you on August 21.

So far, so good.  Then the disclaimer:

This call paid for by the Republican Party of Wisconsin, not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.

So Ron Johnson, who recorded the call, didn't authorize it?  Given his recent performance on issues ranging from oil to guns to global warming, it is almost believable.  But it seems like even Johnson would be hard-pressed to say he didn't authorize that call.

Is this to party to whom I am speaking?


August 17, 2010 - 5:37pm