07/18/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Conservative Group Running Robocalls Against Vulnerable Dems

Freedom's Watch, the conservative advocacy group that has vowed to spend millions against Democratic congressional candidates this fall, will be running robocalls this week in 16 congressional districts where Democratic incumbents seem vulnerable, or where an open seat has given rise to a competitive election.

The robocalls will focus on the issue of high gas prices. Ed Patru, vice president for communications at Freedom's Watch, said the group sees this as an especially hot issue for voters: "We believe that energy, and specifically the high price of gas, is the number one issue in the country right now."

There are two scripts for the robocalls: one that runs against congressional incumbents, and another that runs against challenger who hold state elective office.

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