HAMPTON ROADS-- Some residents of the area received anonymous text messages about Senate candidate Tim Kaine on Monday.
The message on phones and blackberries read, 'Tim Kaine Calls for Radical New Tax On All Americans. Call Tim Kaine 804-359-7100 and tell him Do Not Raise My Taxes!' It was sent from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to the news of the anonymous messages being sent , the Kaine campaign released the following statement:
'The Kaine for Virginia campaign did not send these messages and does not know who did. Voters have every right to be concerned about this breach of privacy. It's one thing to subject people to millions of dollars of false TV ads. It's another thing to invade their privacy with misleading text messages to their personal cell numbers. This is beneath the standard Virginia expects from its public officials.
'We urge whoever is behind these misleading messages to discontinue their dirty campaign tricks. The campaign hopes the appropriate officials, including the Attorney General of Virginia, will launch an investigation to get answers for Virginia voters and put a stop to these scurrilous tactics.'
WVEC.com also contacted the campaign for Kaine's opponent George Allen and was told it was not responsible for the text.