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T-U: Clay GOP volunteer tells caller Obama is 'a Muslim'

10:26 PM, Sep 27, 2012   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A phone bank volunteer for the Republican Party of Clay County can be heard telling a caller that President Barack Obama is "a Muslim" who will "get rid of your Medicare" in an answering machine message obtained by our news partner The Florida Times-Union.

The phone call from a statewide phone bank was caught on a Polk County resident's answering machine and that person passed the message along to Tampa radio station WMNF, the T-U reports.

The person who passed the call along to WMNF told them that his caller ID showed that the call came from the Clay County GOP's number.

Clay GOP head Leslie Dougher told the T-U the volunteer had been counseled and was uncertain if that volunteer was still making calls.

"It was off-script completely. We have everything scripted," Dougher told the T-U. "Those are clearly not the views of the Republican Party of Clay County or the Mitt Romney campaign."

Read the full story here.

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