Democrats are attacking a new automated call being made in Wisconsin on behalf of Republican John McCain's presidential campaign.
The "robo call" criticizes Obama's ties to Bill Ayers, a former member of the radical "Weather Underground." It invoked Ayers history of taking part in bombings of federal sites that also killed Americans.
Governor Jim Doyle says Obama has condemned Ayers' actions, and the message is a sign of a dying campaign. Doyle says McCain has run out steam on the issues that matter to people and is just carrying out a negative campaign.
Doyle also criticized McCain for using a method the Senator has actually complained about in the past. The Governor says McCain called them "evil" when they were used to campaign against him in the 2000 presidential primary race.
RNC spokesman Chris Taylor defended the calls, saying they're intended to start a dialogue about Obama's relationship with Ayers. On that note, Taylor says they appear to have done just that.
The calls have been going out to voters in several states.