Yet Another Outsourcing Mailer in Ball/Wagner Race


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.

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  1. Story says that Ball did outsource when he worked for his first ever employer??? Infact, didn’t he work with a local Pawling company, Pawling Corporation or some name like that to have work oursourced to India? Sounds like Mr. Wagner is on to something.

  2. The most amazing thing about this outsourcing story is that Greg actually had a real job. I thought he was military and then politician and nothing else.

    I read a post on a local Westchester paper (Katonah/Lewisboro, I believe) where his chief of staff Coleman wrote a reply to some article about fracking and he used the “Wacky Wagner” insulting nickname. Someone replied saying that he did not think that Coleman was doing Greg any favors using that name and that he was sure that Greg would not approve of it (everyone stop laughing!). Maybe these insults will not play well in the fancier towns in Westchester that Greg now has to compete in. Maybe they’ll see thru his antics finally. Using insulting nicknames has worked for him in the past when “Tax Hike Mike” apparently convinced voters to support Greg instead of Mike Kaplowitz.