Sunday, October 22, 2006

Bad Call

What appears to have been a wrong number has turned into a political hot potato in a New York Congressional race.

A number for a phone sex hotline showed up on hotel bill for Democrat Michael Arcuri. That was all it took for the National Republican Congressional Committee to create a TV ad attacking Mr Arcuri.

But the Republican candidate running against Mr Arcuri is denouncing the ad. Republican Ray Mier says the ad was "way over the line."

The number dialed shares the same last seven digits with the phone number for the state Department of Criminal Justice Services. And that number was dialed the minute after the first call was made. (
Seven television stations have refused to run the ad, but you can see it here:

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