Leadership. GOP Officials Remain Silent After Dem Group Is Caught Running Largest Political Robocall Scandal in History

It’s now been over a week since a shady liberal group (they don’t even have a website) calling themselves the “Women of the 99{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322}” made tens of thousands of illegal robocalls across the US attacking Rush Limbaugh and Republican lawmakers in battleground districts. Republican leaders have yet to release a statement on the scandal.

Here is one of the robocalls that ran in Wisconsin.

Thanks to Meg Ellefson for capturing this call and sending this in.

The calls were placed in at least 25 Congressional districts in at least 12 different states across the US.

* This map has changed some due to redistricting after the 2010 census.

Here is the (growing) list of the districts where the illegal robocalls were made:

Coffman (CO-06)
Heck (NV- 03)
Denham (CA-10)
Lungren (CA-03)
Biggert (IL-13)
Schilling (IL-17)
Dold (IL-10)
Benishek (MI-01)
Renacci (OH-16)
Walsh (IL-08)
Ribble (WI-08)
Tipton (CO-03)
Webster (FL-10)
Buchanan (FL-16)
King (IA-04)
Bass (NH-02)
Buerkle (NY-TBD)
Bill Johnson (OH-06)
Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
Bilbray (CA-52)
Bartlett (MD-06)
Cravaack (MN-08)
Sean Duffy (WI-07)
Polis (CO-02)
Mary Bono Mack (CA-45)

The organization “Occupy Women of the 99{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322}” is not a registered PAC or lobbying group. Therefore, it is illegal for this group to make robocalls. The group is making the calls anonymously – which also is illegal.  The FCC confirmed that telemarketers are required to provide contact information that can be used to opt out of future calls.

Also, the cost of running a robocall message list this large would be well over $100,000. So who is this group? And, who is funding this group? And is it just a coincidence that most of these districts are DCCC targeted “Red to Blue” districts? (We’ll find out more later.)

So far there has been only one media outlet who has reported on this story – The Daily Mail out of Great Britain.

So where is the American media on this?…  And, where is the GOP?
They are silent. Rather than demanding investigations and demanding the media report on this massive national scandal Republican leaders remain silent. They have better things to do. If the Republican Party had real leadership this historic scandal would register with someone… somewhere. Unfortunately that isn’t the case. The scandal goes unchallenged. Nice work, Republicans.

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