Voters of the 3rd and 7th Congressional Districts: meet Captain B.J. Hunnicutt.
Blue Jersey reports that a several liberal bloggers have commissioned a retaliatory robocall aimed at two congressional districts in New Jersey that were targeted with calls by Freedom’s Watch, a conservative advocacy group.
The call by Freedom’s Watch blames Democratic congressional candidates John Adler and Linda Stender, both state legislators, for doing nothing to repeal the state’s 14 cent gas tax.
New Jersey has the third lowest gas tax in the country.
The blogger-commissioned call stars actor Mike Farrell, who played the character B.J. Hunnicutt in M*A*S*H.
“You may have recently received a call from a group called Freedom Watch about gas prices. They’re fronting for Karl Rove and billionaires who want to blame the high cost of gas on Linda Stender and New Jersey’s 14 cent gas tax,” said Farrell in the call. “Freedom Watch is actually a group of Bush supporters desperate to keep your eye off the Iraq War and saber rattling aimed at Iran that national security experts say has added more than $2 to the price at the pump. Bombing oil fields drives gas prices up – that’s just reality.”