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Thursday, July 28, 2005

OH-2: Look What I Found

Posted by Tim Tagaris

Literally found this in the trash, Jean Schmidt's phone-bank script:

"Hello, this is _________ and I am a local volunteer calling on behalf of Jean Schmidt for Congress. May I speak to _____________?

"There is a special election for Congress on Tuesday August 2nd and Republican Jean Schmidt needs your vote. Jean Schmidt is a conservaitve Republican who will work for a strong economy, lower taxes and safer neighborhoods. [...]

TERMINATION SCRIPT: "Thanks for your time. This call was paid for by Jean Schmidt for Congress."

Point being, her volunteer base is so weak, her campaign must resort to paying people to phone bank, hence the "paid for by," otherwise that's not necessary. It's also why I am hearing that she has contacted her primary opponents asking for their volunteer list.

UPDATE: I got an email saying this doesn't mean Schmidt is paying people to phone bank, but paying for the phone lines. It doesn't make sense to me that a phone bank would have to give a disclaimer because they are paying for the lines, but I wanted to toss it out there.

Posted at 02:31 AM in Ohio | Technorati


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