Capitalizing on the ground swell of support generated by his grassroots campaign, walking door-to-door each week meeting voters and discussing kitchen table issues, Greg Ball hosted a rally today outside the Elephant Hotel in Somers to officially kick-off his campaign for the New York Senate. Senator Vincent Leibell announced over the weekend that he was running for Putnam County Executive.
“We wish the Senator well with his campaign,” Ball said. “New York, once the empire state is now the vampire state, sucking the life blood out of our communities and families. New York is number one in all the wrong ways: excessive taxes, foreclosures and out-migration. My grassroots, independent, outsider campaign to shake up Albany continues to gain steam within the district, and beyond. I know that my fiercely independent message for a better New York will continue to gain momentum as November approaches, and I will be kicking off my shoe leather express to meet as many taxpayers and voters as possible. That said, I am the outsider and insurgent in this race, because I have never had the support of the party bosses. Even with great grassroots momentum and impressive fundraising figures, I am solidly the underdog in this race. The party bosses in Albany will do everything they can to keep me from entering the State Senate, because they fear my independence, and they are already running a negative campaign against our movement.”