Wilson’s TV spots mixes positive with the negative


Republican Comptroller candidate released two TV spots two day, one that showcases the now-Scarsdale, Westchester County resident for his upstate New York roots and “outsider status” with the other attacking incumbent Democrat Thomas DiNapoli.

“Harry Wilson. Working class family. Self-made businessman,” intones a gentle-voiced narrator as sepia-toned photographs are displayed. The ad ends with the viewer being reminded that the former hedge-fund manager and one of the architects of the auto bailout is an “outsider, not a politician.”

The other ad knocks DiNapoli as a “political insider” who was “appointed comptroller in a back room deal.” DiNapoli, a former Long Island assemblyman, was appointed to the post by the Legislature (primarily the Assembly because they have the most votes) in 2007 after Alan Hevesi, a Democrat, resigned in disgrace.

Here are the ads:


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  1. I haven’t seen the ads on tlevision. What channel are they on?
    I’m glad someone remembers what the assembly did when the choose Dinapoli. Governor Spitzer was right about this. Make all the jokes you want but Spitzer is a smart guy.