LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Like many campaigns, Ray Netherwood, a Libertarian candidate for Congress, sent out automated calls over the weekend. The problem was that some people received the same phone call up to four times in one day, even late into the night.
"My name is Ray Netherwood, and if elected, I would be the first Libertarian elected to Congress," is what you will hear if you recieve a call from Netherwood's robo-calls.
Wth early voting already underway for the special election for Congress, robo-calls are starting to ring off the hook.
"People should have only received one phone call from our robo calling campaign, but however there was a glitch and things went a-wire," said Netherwood's campaign manager, Richie Fimbel.
Whether or not you want the call, there is only one thing you can do.
"The only thing they can do if they don't really want to listen to them, of course, is just hang up," said Sharon Harrington, Supervisor of Elections in Lee County.
Are you on the Do Not Call list? It doesn't matter. Political calls are expempt. Sharon Harrington said the reason behind that may be because the people who write the laws are the same ones who campaign to create them.
"They are one of the exceptions on a do not call list, is any political campaign or party," said Harrington.
With another primary in August and the general election in November, campaigns won't be cutting the chord on these calls just yet.
"This was a special election that was called, so it just seems like an awful lot of that's going on in a very short period of time," said Harrington.