All candidates want voters to pay attention to their robo-calls, but most voters just get annoyed. Republican Zane Starkewolfe, running against Incumbent Democrat Mike Thompson for Congress in California, has found a way to get voters’ attention and annoy them at the same time.
Starkewolfe used the seductive voice of one of his campaign volunteers to attack Thompson in a robo-call that sounds more like a late night commercial for a sex-line than a solicitation for votes.
The Thompson campaign called the robo-call a “sophomoric and tasteless prank. As our nation deals with a financial crisis and ongoing wars, it’s incredible that someone would waste voters’ time with this drivel.”
At first Starkewolfe did not plan to pull the calls, but after hundreds of complaints and very negative media attention, he cancelled the them.