Here's one more for the record: Chris LaCivita, the National Political Director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told TPMmuckraker last night that he had nothing to do with James Tobin's plan to jam Democratic phone banks on Election Day, 2002. According to him, it was strictly a local affair.
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LaCivita, a conservative political operative best known to Democrats for his work as a media consultant to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (whom he lovingly refers to as "the swifties"), also said that the same went for the NRSC. But when pressed about why he'd made an appearance on the prosecution's witness list for Tobin's trial, he referred further questions to his lawyer.
LaCivita, Tobin's boss for the 2002 elections, denied knowing anything about the jamming until it was reported for the first time in the press - which would have been February, 2003, three months after the crime. "We like to win, but we like to win fair," he said.