BLOG: Flying the anti-Wagner banner

Greg Gross

It wasn't by chance a plane towing a banner denouncing Republican state Sen. Scott Wagner flew over People's Bank Park in York City Tuesday evening.

The York County senator just so happened to be holding a fundraiser during the York Revolution game and Pennsylvania Spotlight, a nonprofit social welfare organization, ran, err, flew, with the opportunity to make a very visual display about what they think of him.

The banner read "Sen. Scott Wagner taking a baseball bat to working families." The wording is a reference to when Wagner, during a 2014 phone interview with a radio program, said he'll be "sitting in the back of the room with a baseball bat" as he discussed getting things done in Harrisburg.

Twitter user @betsybets13 snagged a picture of the banner.

A banner denouncing Scott Wagner was flown over the York Revolution's PeoplesBank Park on Tuesday.

"The airplane banner speaks for itself. Senator Wagner is no friend to working families. And whenever we see someone acting against Pennsylvania’s best interests, we’ll be there shining a light and holding them accountable for their true record," Josh Henne, spokesman for Pennsylvania Spotlight, wrote in an email.

According to its website, Pennsylvania Spotlight is "dedicated to educating the public on issues that enhance the well-being of middle-class families and workers."

Though Wagner has said he's contemplating a run for governor next year, the fundraiser was to collect contributions for Scott Wagner for Senate, his senatorial campaign. Wagner will also be up for re-election that next year.

By the way, the Revs hammered the Long Island Ducks 8-3 that night.

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