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Fraudulent Robo-Calls Feature Santorum Endorsing Romney In Michigan

Did Rick Santorum just call up Michigan voters and ask them to support Mitt Romney? Some Michiganders are reporting that they’re getting phone calls using Santorum audio from 2008 endorsing Romney during his first run for the presidency. That year, Pennsylvania senator wholeheartedly supported Romney and campaigned for him on the Laura Ingraham Show–now it’s being used against him.

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According to Detroit Free Press reporter Bob Campbell:

After a short introduction in the automated call to Michigan voters, Santorum says: “If you’re a conservative, there really is only one place to go right now. I would even argue farther than that. If you’re a Republican, if you’re a Republican in the broadest sense, there is only one place to go right now, and that’s Mitt Romney.”

BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski dug up the audio from 2008 and posted it recently. Detroit Free Press reporter Bob Campbell surmises that either the Romney campaign or one of its SuperPACs got their hands on it and are cleverly (or sinisterly) repurposing it through robocalls.

Listen to the audio below via BuzzFeed:

(h/t Detroit Free Press)

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