Arizona Dark Money Group Hit With Lawsuit Over Robocalls | Talking Points Memo

Americans for Responsible Leadership, the Arizona dark money group that tangled with California’s campaign finance watchdog agency last fall, has been slapped with a lawsuit in Colorado, where a woman claims she received robocalls from the group in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.The lawsuit, which was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Colorado, is seeking class-action status. The complaint claimed that Marlo Edholm, a resident of Denver, received five robocalls from Americans for Responsible Leadership to her cell phone in the days leading up to Election Day. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) makes it illegal for automated phone calls to be made to cell phones, except in cases of emergency or where the called party has given prior consent.

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