Colorado candidate addresses late-night robocalls

KUSA - On Saturday night, 9NEWS received several calls from viewers who said they had been woken up by political robocalls.

Between 10:40 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday, people say they answered automated calls placed on behalf of Gaylon Kent, the Libertarian Party nominee for senate.

Kent addressed the calls Sunday morning, stating that he had nothing to do with the automated inconvenience.

"No candidate would pay for calls that go out at inconvenient times," Kent said. "It is unlikely a professional company had anything to do with this. Certainly no one associated with me was involved. I am the entire staff. No one acts on my behalf."

Complaints also came in through social media and as far away as Philadelphia and Virginia.

"Look, I don't like getting 3:00 a.m. phone calls any more than you do, but it's flattering to know someone thinks I am enough of a threat to do something like this," he said.

Polls have shown Kent is not the odds-on-favorite to win a U.S. senate seat. But his campaign says a significant showing by Kent could swing the tight Udall-Gardner race.


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