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Republicans accuse Gingrich of illegal robo-calls


WASHINGTON (AP) -- At least two New Hampshire Republicans are accusing Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign of making illegal political phone calls.

Jim Foley, chairman of the Derry GOP, filed a complaint against Gingrich Friday morning with the state attorney general's office. Foley is not affiliated with any presidential campaign.

He's joined by former state House Speaker Donna Sytek, a Mitt Romney supporter. She filed a separate complaint with state prosecutors.

At issue is a state law that prevents political campaigns from using pre-recorded political messages -- known as "robo-calls" -- to contact New Hampshire residents on the national do-not-call list.

Both say they received Gingrich political phone calls in recent days. And both are on the do-not-call list.

Gingrich's campaign denies wrongdoing. Each alleged violation could result in a $5,000 fine.

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