Ball will debate “anytime, anywhere.”
8/17/2010 – Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) held a Town Hall Forum on Tuesday, August 17 at the Somers Library. The event was announced as a Republican Primary Debate. However, last week ‘Tax-and-Spend’ Murphy issued a press release that attempted to justify dodging the offer to debate Ball less than two miles from her home, saying she instead committed to attend the Concerned Residents of Carmel and Mahopac (CRCM) Debate.
Today, the Ball Campaign exposed the Tax-and-Spend Murphy campaign in their bold, yet pathetic attempt, to shield their puppet candidate from public scrutiny. As of just last week, Tax-and-Spend Murphy was not scheduled to attend the CRCM debate, and the Ball campaign, reached out to the opposing camp to see if a Somers debate would be more suitable. According to audio recordings, on August 10th, Tax-and-Spend Murphy’s handlers were recorded saying the Somers debate was “a good idea.” (Click Here To Listen To The Recording.)
“With the negative smear campaign being run by Tax-and-Spend Murphy and her Albany handlers, I am not surprised she has chosen to dodge this debate in her own backyard. It is clear that she is ashamed and simply unwilling to defend not only her pro-tax, pro-death, pro-illegal alien, and anti-second amendment record, but her desperate and failed campaign, which is being run from a backroom in Albany.” Ball said. “As a candidate and Assemblyman, it has been my honor to meet with many Somers residents personally. I have developed hundreds of personal relationships with Somers residents, that are precious to me, and I look forward to not only hosting this Town Hall Forum in Somers, but winning Somers handedly on election day, September 14th.”
Shortly after Ball announced the debate in Somers, ‘Tax and Spend’ Murphy’s Albany handlers took control of the show, and abruptly withdrew their Manchurian candidate from the Republican debate, only steps from her home.
The debate was still held, and focused on limited government, 2nd Amendment Rights, the sanctity of life, and illegal immigration, the four staples of the Republican and Conservative Party platforms. Moderators from prominent local organizations such as the United Taxpayers of Yorktown, the Westchester-Putnam Right To Life Committee, 9/11 Families for a Secure America and local chapters of the National Rifle Association, prepared questions, which were transcribed and will be formally submitted to Tax-and-Spend Murphy for her responses.
Additionally, Greg Kane, who previously challenged Tax Hike Mike for County Legislator in 2009, offered a presentation on the Affordable Housing Settlement Debacle, and its impact on Somers.