Sweet said he’d heard about the phone bank, but didn’t know who was behind it. “There’s a number of nationwide groups that are watching this closely,” he told The Spokesman-Review. “The best I can do is ask around.”
Two days later, activist Laird Maxwell, who said he was acting as a consultant to Kulczyk and Sweet, admitted putting on the phone campaign.
Maxwell said of Sweet, “I told him, but he was sworn to secrecy, and he kept his word being secret about it.”