Maine Politics

From the Piscataqua to the St. John

Friday, March 11, 2005

Two Down

From the Sun Journal:
The former executive director of the [New Hampshire] state Republican Party was sentenced Thursday to seven months in prison for jamming Democratic telephone lines during the 2002 general election.

Chuck McGee pleaded guilty to conspiring to make anonymous calls to annoy or harass. He also was fined $2,000 and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. He faced up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. [...]

The man accused of orchestrating the entire affair is James Tobin of Bangor, Maine, the former Northeast political director of the national party committee working to elect Republican senators. Tobin has pleaded innocent.

Don't worry too much about McGee. He still has friends that will get him a job, even as an ex-con.
McGee asked to serve his sentence promptly. He must turn himself in by April 26.

"I'll be back in 2006 to help some good Republicans get elected," he said.

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