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David Rivera on annoying robo calls: It wasn't me (though it's my voice)

Campaign robo calls are bad enough. But David Rivera's campaign is distancing itself from a number of late night automated calls purporting to be from the campaign.

The campaign says it has heard about calls made to voters -- especially older voters -- using a recording of Rivera's voice, but are made at "inappropriate hours, including late at night and very early in the morning," said Leslie Veiga, Rivera’s communications director. "These calls are inconsiderate and are not originating from our campaign."

She blames his "desperate opponent" for "disrespecting the voters and resorting to these outrageous antics." 

But it's unknown who is behind the calls. Beyond the timing -- the Herald obtained one of the calls, logged in at 6:47 a.m. on a Saturday -- the message is friendly: "Hello, I'm David Rivera, your candidate for Congress. I'm calling to ask you for your vote. I'll fight against Washington's wasteful spending and tax increases. For more information about my candidacy visit or call 305-500-7844. Thank you. Paid for by David Rivera for Congress."