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Hillary Clinton 2012 Robocalls Running in Battleground States: AUDIO


Robocalls urging Hillary Clinton to run against OBama have begun popping up in several battleground states, Sam Stein reports:

According to Shaun Dakin, an anti-robocall advocate, Run Hillary 2012 has now made calls in New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Colorado. It appears to be the first formal 2012 campaign function undertaken by an ostensibly pro-Hillary group -- not counting the occasional fundraising email from a Clinton ally asking for money to help her retire her 2008 campaign debt.

Due to the fact that these calls are being placed in battleground states (with the exception of New York, Clinton's most recent home), recipients and observers have inferred nefarious motives. Guesses as to who the culprit is fall into one of two categories: dead-end Clinton backers or Republicans hoping to stir up some trouble.

Listen to it, AFTER THE JUMP...

TPM notes: "For her part, Clinton has denied again and again any interest in running against President Obama next year. She has said suggested she’ll leave her current post as Secretary of State when Obama’s first term ends."

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    Posted by: Christopher Lines | Dec 21, 2011 11:47:29 AM

  2. Two words - "karl rove."

    Don't fall for the tricks, folks.

    Posted by: a.mcewen | Dec 21, 2011 11:48:41 AM

  3. I live in Manhattan and I got one of these calls on Monday. Didn't bother to listen to it.

    Posted by: Roy | Dec 21, 2011 12:05:44 PM

  4. It's tough cuz I love love love Hillary. Maybe 2016?

    Posted by: just_a_guy | Dec 21, 2011 12:14:49 PM

  5. Obviously Republican dirty tricks. Earlier this month, Hillary spoke very capably on behalf of the Obama administration at the United Nations. Could the robocall trolls kindly piss off?

    Posted by: Artie | Dec 21, 2011 12:28:03 PM

  6. It's happening in Ohio, too. A co-worker got a call Monday. I haven't received one, but I don't have a land line.

    Posted by: hank | Dec 21, 2011 12:32:35 PM

  7. 99% sure financed by repubs

    Their only hope 2012

    Posted by: say what | Dec 21, 2011 12:45:23 PM

  8. 99.999999...% sure this is funded by the GOP or one of their multinational corporate or sovereign investment funds that have set up a shell political action committee cause hey, China and Saudi Arabia deserve a seat at the American table too right?

    Posted by: Dave | Dec 21, 2011 12:58:39 PM

  9. I bet Michael Bedwell had to change his pants.

    Posted by: endo | Dec 21, 2011 1:08:50 PM

  10. I live in Berkeley and I got a robocall. I didn't listen all the way through but it started (my paraphrase): "This country would be so much better off if we had elected Hillary president in 2008."

    Posted by: Glenn I | Dec 21, 2011 1:09:31 PM

  11. "This country would be so much better off if we had elected Hillary president in 2008."

    As if the calls themselves weren't enough evidence, their leading point should be enough for anyone with more than one functioning brain cell to figure out who's funding this "campaign."

    Posted by: JDB | Dec 21, 2011 3:33:17 PM

  12. Ha! They want to divide our Democratic vote, so it'll be easier to defeat us... not gonna happen, Republicnt pigs.

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Dec 21, 2011 3:58:58 PM

  13. Got this call here in San Francisco last Tuesday. What idiots...

    Posted by: Elsewhere | Dec 24, 2011 12:22:25 PM

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