As reported earlier – #Occupy women of the 99% made illegal robocalls in Illinois (and across the US) attacking Rush Limbaugh over his recent comments on 30 year-old women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke who wants taxpayers to foot the bill for her contraceptives.
The organization “Occupy Women of the 99%” is not a registered PAC or lobbying group. And the group is making the calls anonymously – also illegally.
The Daily Mail article reported that the calls were going out to Rep. Jim Renacci’s district. There were similar calls made in Rep Roscoe Bartlett‘s Maryland-6, Rep Dan Benishek‘s Michigan-1, Rep Judy Biggert‘s Illinois-13, Rep Tim Johnson‘s Illinois-15, Rep Bobby Schilling‘s Illinois-17 and Rep Scott Rigell’s Virginia-2. And from a previous comment, Rep. Dold’s Illinois 10′s district… All of these representatives, with the exception of Rep. Rigell, just happen to be on the Democrat’s Red-to Blue list on the DCCC website.
But there’s more…
The robocalls apparently went out to all of the Red to Blue districts. And, the whole campaign was likely linked to the DCCC.
I just received this from a trusted source:
So far I have confirmation of robocalls to:
Heck (NV- 03)
OH-06 (Bill Johnson)
WI-07 (Sean Duffy)
CA-45 (Mary Bono Mack)
Obviously, this was a big operation.
All are Red to Blue (either with a specific Red to Blue Candidate or ID’d as a Red to Blue District) with the exception of Renacci, who is in a Member v. Member race with Betty Sutton.
And Tom Latham is in a Member v. Member race with Leonard Boswell in Iowa similar to Renacci’s in Ohio.
Trying to get confirmation one way or the other on these additional races.
Coincidence? Don’t think so.
Here’s the latest video of the illegal robocall running in Wisconsin:
And it also should be mentioned that the ad is not even honest.
And here’s a representative Illinois robocall map.
The “Women of the 99%” organization is not a registered PAC or lobbying group yet spent nearly $28,000 in Illinois and tens of thousands more in several other states. Weird, huh?
More to come.
—-This story is developing.