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Robo-calls purporting to be from the group Accountable America — which says it seeks to “stop the outrageous policies of right-wing and special interests in Washington” — reached Rep. Peter King’s district Friday — urging residents to tell the Congressman that former Securities and Exchange Commission chief Christopher Cox should be subpoenaed to testify about allowing Wall Street to “deal in toxic assets.” The odd part: Another Christopher Cox, the son of GOP state chairman Ed Cox, is running for the Congressional seat two districts over from King’s, in Suffolk.

The text, thanks to Liz Moore:

“Hello. This is a financial crisis alert from Accountable America.
"During Congressman Peter King’s time in office, Wall Street fraud and corruption has cost us 8 million jobs, and working families have lost 14 trillion dollars in retirement savings.
"All of this happened because former Republican securities chief Christopher Cox
allowed Wall Street to deal in toxic assets.
"Call Congressman King ... and tell him that Congress and the financial truth commission should subpoena former securities chief Christopher Cox so he can testify under oath how his negligence ruined our economy.”

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