For the third time in recent weeks, mailboxes in the mid-to-lower Hudson Valley are being hit with a political mailer on outsourcing — this time with state Sen. Greg Ball attempting to tie Democrat Justin Wagner to the clients of his employer.
Ball’s latest mailer, released by his campaign this morning, follows the Patterson Republican’s playbook from this election cycle — branding his opponent with a nickname (“Wacky Wagner”), publishing an unflattering photo of him running in a race, and knocking him for companies represented by Weil, Gotshal & Manges, the international law firm where Wagner works as a litigation associated.
“When it comes to outsourcing our jobs, no one does it better than Wacky Wagner,” the latest mailer reads.
It’s at least the third mailer focused on outsourcing in the race for Ball’s Senate seat, which includes parts of Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties.
Both Ball and Wagner released separate mailers on the topic earlier this month — with Wagner accusing Ball of pushing for jobs in India.
“Senator Ball is clearly trying to blur his own record of being a Vice President of Exceed International, an outsourcing company,” Wagner spokesman Steve Napier said. “In that role, he was quoted saying ‘A lot of people talk about outsourcing being a bad thing…we want to bring the American Dream to India.’ Justin Wagner has never outsourced a single job.”
Ball’s latest mailer is below. His previous outsourcing mailer — along with Wagner’s — can be found here.