Hecht campaign denies involvement in robocall that Martin campaign denounces as 'last-minute dirty trick'
Jim Martin’s campaign says it’s been hit with a “last-minute dirty trick” in the Democratic race for lieutenant governor, an automated call urging voters to support Martin ostensibly because he’s stood with the gay and lesbian community on gay marriage. The assertion is false, Martin’s campaign said.
“The call purports to be from our campaign, which it is not."
The call can be heard at this website.
Billy Horton, the Hecht campaign manager, said it is not a call from that campaign. “Why would I call somebody and urge them to vote for Jim Martin?”
Horton said anybody with some extra cash could pay for thousands of such calls because the rates are so low – sometimes under 5 cents per call. He said the Hecht campaign has other “robocalls” out, but that isn’t one of them.