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Obama camp says Corley's claims of misleading robocalls "ring hollow"



Here's a follow-up to our earlier story about Pasco Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley's complaints about Organizing for America:

The campaign supporting President Barack Obama's re-election says Pasco Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley has unfairly sullied the group's voter registration efforts.

Corley stands by two news releases he issued this week about Organizing for America, an arm of the Democratic Party, and said the campaign is trying to twist his words.

Pasco's top elections official had reported a complaint from a voter who said an OFA volunteer initially claimed he worked for the elections office. Then, Corley on Tuesday said his office took "hundreds" of calls from voters who said a campaign robocall told them early voting is underway.

Campaign spokesman Eric Jotkoff said there is no merit to either claim and said Corley's accusations "ring hollow."

Corley replied: "They're playing political games, and I resent the fact that they're trying to twist this." (Full story here.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 5:37pm]


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