Friday, May 19, 2006

Former Bush campaign official sentenced to prison

CONCORD, New Hampshire (Reuters) - A senior official in U.S. President George W. Bush's re-election campaign was sentenced to 10 months in prison on Wednesday for his role in suppressing votes in a key U.S. Senate race, a scandal that Democrats charge may involve the White House.

James Tobin, 45, one of three Republican campaign operatives convicted in a phone-jamming scheme designed to keep New Hampshire Democrats from voting in a 2002 election, was convicted in December of two telephone harassment charges.

This is the fourth conviction in this case. More names should come out of this investigation... James Tobin, then Northeast field director for the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee (NRSC) and George W. Bush's New England campaign chairman, is the man who put the New Hampshire GOP in touch with the telemarketing company that conducted the phone jamming.

Who did James Tobin report to: The NRSC was chaired in 2002 by none other than Bill Frist. [
Tobin is also a former employee of Frist's]

Excellent summary on the scandal at Wikipedia


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