Rauner Facing Lawsuit for Alleged Robocalls

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s campaign is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating Illinois consumer protection laws by making unsolicited robocalls to cell phone users urging them to vote for Rauner. The suit was filed on March 23rd by Peter Garvey, and alleges Citizens for Rauner Inc violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits “unsolicited, automated and prerecorded phone calls.” “Hi, this is Bruce Rauner. I'm callin' to ask for your vote in Tuesday's primary election,” Garvey said a typical message states. “Illinois is worth fightin' for and with real reform together we can bring back Illinois and provide the future our children deserve. Please join me in the fight against Mike Madigan and his special interest allies. I'm askin' for your vote on Tuesday, March 2. Paid for by Citizens for Rauner” Garvey said he did not consent to receive such calls, which is required by law, and that “hundreds or likely thousands” of people likely received similar messages. (Cook County Record)
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