Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Dinnertime be damned.
Phones in South Carolina rang incessantly (or annoyingly, depending on your view) throughout the week, as the presidential campaigns and their supporters auto-dialed Republicans across the state ahead of Saturday’s primary.
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One Republican voter in Columbia, who did not want his name printed, arrived home late Friday to find eleven different political messages waiting on his answering machine.
For a flavor of what South Carolina voters were facing this week, the voter provided a recording of those calls to CNN.
Here’s a list, in order, of what showed up on his machine in the course of a just few hours on Friday:
1) A call from “Restore Our Future” – a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney – claiming that Newt Gingrich’s political “baggage” is “good for Obama, bad for America”
2) A call from Ron Paul’s campaign affirming his support for Israel (the recording says Paul wants the United States to be “friends with Israel, not her master”)
3) A call from the Paul campaign explaining the candidate's staunch opposition to abortion
4) Another call from the Paul campaign recorded by a top supporter, South Carolina state Rep. Tom Davis, touting the congressman's fiscally conservative record in Washington
5) A turnout call from the Romney campaign urging voters to show up to the polls on Saturday
6) Yet another call from the Paul campaign accusing Gingrich of opposing “right-to-work” legislation and saying nice things about Andy Stern, the former president of the Service Employees International Union
7) A call from the Romney campaign that replays, almost in its entirely, an ad that Gingrich cut with Nancy Pelosi to promote at Al Gore-backed climate change campaign
8) A call from Tony Perkins, the head of the conservative Family Research Council, encouraging voters to look at a web site outlining the GOP candidates’ positions on various social issues
9) A call from “Restore Our Future” attacking Gingrich’s “half-baked” policy ideas
10) A call from Ann Romney vouching for her husband’s character
11) A call from the National Organization for Marriage attacking Paul, claiming he “would do nothing” to protect traditional marriage between a man and a woman