Case in point, via The Hill:
Virginia-based GOP advertising firm ccAdvertising was behind a flood of anti-Obama text messages sent Tuesday night, according to Web domain records.
By Wednesday morning, GoDaddy, a domain registrar, had suspended the firm’s websites for spam and abuse. [...]
The texts covered a variety of topics, including abortion rights, Medicare and taxes.
“The average American pays at least $2,000 more in taxes than 4 years ago. STOP OBAMA!” one message read.
“Obama endorses the legality of same-sex marriage. Say No to Obama at the polls on Nov 6!” read another. [...]
Mike Madden, editor of The Washington City Paper, received another: “Re-electing Obama puts Medicare at risk.”
As you can see from the image at the top of this post, Jonathan Weisman, a reporter for The New York Times, tweeted a text that his 13-year-old daughter received.
The sites in question are all registered on GoDaddy.com to Republican Jason Flanary, the chief operating officer of ccAdvertising. He ran for the Virginia state Senate in 2011, and yes, he lost.
Mitt Romney’s first presidential campaign hired the firm in 2007, and it also did work for Mike Huckabee’s presidential bid that year.
No surprise there.