BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, August 14 2012
New York State Senator Greg Ball's re-election campaign is caught up in a web peccadillo that might put Ball on the wrong side of a law he himself supported.
Our friend at Capital New York, Azi Paybarah, reports that Ball's campaign sent out an email in the name of Justin Wagner, a Westchester attorney and Ball's Democratic opponent. The campaign told the Journal News that putting Wagner's name in the "from" field was a mistake corrected in subsequent emails, Paybarah notes. The email linked to a website, Wackywagner.com, full of less-than-flattering prose about Wagner.
Wagner is asking the district attorney's office to investigate the email, to which a 2008 change in the law — one that happened with Ball's support — seems relevant.Read More
BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, September 13 2011
Politico gets all Emily Post on fundraising emails in an item on an ill-advised email invitation to attend a fundraiser for Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.). The invite was sent such that all recipients could see one ... Read More
BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 21 2011
The ongoing kerfuffle over freshman Republican Florida congressman Allen West's Tuesday email to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee — the one where, after a disagreement on ... Read More
BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, October 2 2009
No, we're not making this up. That's just part of a late-night email message from Mayor James D. Kalb of Portsmouth, Ohio to blogger Robert Forrey, a retired English professor whose site, RiverVices seems to have gotten ... Read More