Ball Wins Republican Nomination in Dutchess, Senate 40 with Two GOP Nominees
Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has won the Dutchess County Republican nomination to be the next State Senator in the 40th District.

“The corrupt and incompetent insiders in Albany don’t want leaders in that Senate Chamber. They want backslappers and puppets,” Ball said. “They know that I will enter that Senate Chamber as Albany’s most independent voice, fighting for term limits, a balanced budget and real ethics reform. Now, in Senate 40, the same insiders in Albany who handpicked Pedro Espada have handpicked their candidate down here. Last week they shut Dutchess out of the Republican Convention, packed the hall with proxies, rigged the system by weighted vote, and took an extra week to try to do the same in Dutchess.”

A poll commissioned by the Chairs of the Republican Party showed that Ball, with an 40-point advantage, will easily defeat the Affordable Housing advocate and left-leaning Somers Town Supervisor in a Republican Primary.

The Albany Insiders, focused on packing their Chamber with puppets, have ignored this poll and are now assigning minor party lines, through backdoor deal making, to a weak candidate who is all but sure to lose on September 14th in a Republican Primary. The Ball Campaign has consistently warned State GOP Chair Ed Cox of this impending scenario, a scenario which is made to order for the State’s Democratic Party.

It seems though that Albany Insiders forcing their weak candidate into an intense process, failed at their own game last night however, because even with an extra week to collect proxies, the insider candidate failed to gain the nomination.

“It’s sad to watch the Albany Insiders, crooks and political operatives, use her parasitically as a host candidate. They would get behind Mickey Mouse if it meant killing my grassroots anti-Albany message. Even though this Affordable Housing advocate is anti-life, lax on illegal aliens, and has a big spending and pro tax record, the insiders are once again intent on killing my independent voice and keeping it out of that Senate Chamber. These Albany insiders, the same ones who have dinner with Sheldon Silver and once backslapped Joe Bruno are now lining the Republican and Conservative insiders behind this floundering candidacy,” Ball said.

Despite the Insider efforts, Ball is confident he will win because he has the people behind him.

“In 2006 I won the election without committee support and did so again, even as an incumbent, in 2008. It is my intent to focus on the issues, focus on the people and win a big upset in September with only grassroots support,” Ball said.

The Ball campaign, maintains that by ignoring the people, Republican leadership has made a mess for itself.

An official release from the Ball Campaign read, “The insiders in Albany, including the Republican Leadership, have turned their backs on the people in the wrong year. Nobody motivates the voters like Greg Ball. History has shown that with two overwhelming victories. Greg Ball will be the single Republican nominee on September 15, and he will be our next State Senator on November 3rd.”

Ball’s Campaign has scheduled a People’s Convention to be held on July 24 at Northridge Farm in Patterson, NY. All will be welcomed to the Convention, and no proxies will be accepted.


About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →

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