That’s the gist of a letter from state Assemblyman Greg Ball, R-Patterson, to Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County. Citing an internal poll, Ball advises Skelos that he will be the GOP candidate in the race to replace state Sen. Vincent Leibell, R-Patterson. Therefore, he argues, he and the Senate leadership should be working together to ensure the seat remains in Republican hands.
You can read the letter and a related post at City Hall.
Ball faces a Republican challenge from Somers Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy and former Southeast Justice Jim Borkowski.
Update – Ball’s office said the poll wasn’t an internal one since it was commissioned by the GOP chairs in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess.