Missouri Democrats counter Republicans with automated phone calls

Thursday, October 23, 2008 | 8:04 p.m. CDT; updated 10:18 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 29, 2008

COLUMBIA — Columbia residents might be hearing something new when they pick up their phones. A Democratic automated telephone call that began circulating in Missouri this week is intended to be a "counter-punch" to those being sent by Republican Sen. John McCain's campaign, former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson said Thursday morning.