Democratic county executive candidate Rich Fitzgerald -- with help from the state Democratic Party, helmed by his successor as county council president, Jim Burn -- is doubling down on their attacks on opponent D. Raja's business practices.

They included a swipe at an online press conference the tech company president is holding this morning, saying he is "outsourcing his press events" too. (And the helpful video above.)

The state party found a 2005 article in which Raja said his company, CEI, planned to triple its employee base in India with hopes of making outsourcing account for 80% of the company's revenues. Last week Raja said 94% of his business is performed in the United States.

“Now that the truth about Raja’s record of outsourcing jobs overseas has been exposed, he is outsourcing his press events so he doesn’t have to explain to the press why he has repeatedly misled everyone on this issue throughout the campaign,” Fitzgerald campaign manager Mike Mikus said in a prepared statement. “Raja needs to quit outsourcing the truth and come clean by telling everyone how many jobs he has shipped overseas and how he could possible think that 80% of revenues from outsourcing makes up a ‘small part’ of his business.”

The company hosting Raja's presser -- Concert-oh -- is based in Monroeville. (Business Times)

UPDATE: Asked about the Democratic claims, Raja criticized Fitzgerald's tax policies, calling them "the real outsourcer here." He did not address the expansion plans in India, but said he could have placed the headquarters of CEI anywhere, and chose Allegheny County.

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