TBI to Find out Who Made Campfield Automated Calls

Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols said Wednesday he is asking the TBI to proceed with an investigation into whether someone broke state anti-harassment laws by sending repeated automated calls to voters asking their opinion of Sen. Stacey Campfield. Knoxnews reports that Byron Dodson, Campfield’s executive assistant at the state Senate, said his Nashville office logged 53 calls from Knoxvillians angry over receiving repeated calls from “Citizen Opinion Research.” Campfield contends the calls appeared programmed to keep calling back the same number until the respondent gave an unfavorable opinion of the lawmaker.