The race for the 40th New York State Senate District grew a bit more contentious this week, as incumbent Greg Ball's opponent accused him of breaking the law.
According to Steven Napier, campaign manager for (D — Croton-on-Hudson), Ball recently sent an e-mail "illegally impersonating" Wagner.
"In New York State that is against the law," Napier said in a press statement. "Justin Wagner has asked Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore to investigate."
Ball's camp followed up with the below from Jim Coleman, campaign manager:
"Evidently Wacky Wagner can't take the heat outside of his $1,000 an hour law firm being chummy with outsourcers, fracking companies and insurance giants. This threat by this extremist candidate to issue a complaint, as a campaign stunt, is itself a waste of taxpayer dollars, if not illegal," the statement reads. "The email clearly links to a Wacky Wagner video showing Wagner's inherent conflicts as a candidate and while an error was made in the email address 'from' column, the error was corrected and the message is clear. Wacky Wagner is a front for a New York City law firm with dozens of clients who contract with the state, and beyond. He must disclose these clients immediately and give back any illegal contributions. The last thing we need in Albany is another lawyer using their public position for their private benefit, and he will be held accountable."
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