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: