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In Bridgeport, the state's largest city and an aging industrial port, 80-year-old Bill Moll was dismayed by the robo-calls he received. The Republicans launched a blizzard of those automated phone calls, attacking Farrell. And because the calls began with a cheery notation about Farrell, some voters assumed the Democrat had sponsored the calls.

"It's unbelievable how many calls I got about Farrell — drove me nuts," said Moll, who put on his hearing aid to field these calls. "It's why I voted for Shays."

Told that many of the calls were likely sponsored by national Republicans, Moll shrugged. "Then I voted for the wrong reason," he said.

Ken Mehlman has been all over the TV today, looking a bit haggard and screaming about Democratic voter intimidation, completely unanswered by major Democrats who were, I suppose, too busy.  Looks like Digby's prediction could be right.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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