These are some of the comments Women4Ball made this week in support of Assemblyman Greg Ball, R-Patterson, in his Senate campaign. Ball is running against Somers Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy, the endorsed Republican, and Westchester County Legislator Michael Kaplowitz, D-Somers. The women accused the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, which supports Murphy, of running a “smear” campaign against Ball.
Lauren Pistone, an ex-girlfriend of Ball’s, said she has been approached by the Murphy campaign and asked to speak against Ball. (Murphy has denied the allegations.) This is part of her statement:
“Very few politicians get elected and do what they say they are going to do. Greg Ball is not one of those politicians. He has promised to vote down tax increases and fight against the corruption and the status quo in Albany. I as a voter do not want Mary Beth Murphy, who raised her own salary as Supervisor and would surround herself with a team that thinks going after the ‘ex-girlfriend’ is the way to win an election. All this does is just prove she is the worst kind of politician, attacking on garbage issues and surrounding herself with career politicians who sink to this moral low of avoiding what the people need. The women and families of New York need a voice who will fight for what is right, not a career politician who thinks talking about trash and garbage is going to get her elected. Ask yourself these questions as a voter. Why do they always attack him personally? Why has he chosen to accept zero outside income and continue to be attacked personally every two years? It’s all they have, a bag full of garbage. Enough is enough. Let’s throw this trash out!”
Judy Ball, Greg Ball’s mother, criticized as “filth” a campaign mailer sponsored by the Republican Senate Campaign Committee that included information about an alleged incident in which Ball is accused of groping an Albany waitress. This is part of her statement:
“I am upset, but my tears will not come from the filth that passes our mailboxes, with my neighbors and my family, my clergy men, and my mailman. It doesn’t matter, because Greg taught me when he said he had to go on his own. I said, ‘Why on your own?’ and he said, ‘Because I’m honest. And I don’t want to become corrupt. And I don’t want to make backroom deals.’ And I watched my son for four years fight for you people, and fight against these indecent people that put garbage in our mailboxes. And Greg has not been at my dinner table for the last four years because he’s been at every event, every parade walking with the people he supports and fights for. He’s been to your home, knocking on your door, talking to you. For four years, Greg Ball has been in the communities of this district.”