Ball’s mother, ex-girlfriend defend him against attacks


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.”


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  1. What does Mom Ball think of her son’s repeated racist and “filty” comments directed at immigrants??? seems to me that Mr Gregg Ball is all about having power over people– immigrants women, whoever he can intimidate….

  2. Greg ball is just another career politician and loves to grandstand with the rest of them. I’ve heard this man openly dismiss issues that could impact an entire area’s economy because it wasn’t applicable to his voters and wasn’t as “sexy” as yelling property tax relief, which I understand is an important issue but should not overshadow other important issues.

    We should just go back to ancient Greek democracy where political leaders were elected randomly like juries. This would remove like 80% of the problems, and if you had central staffers, with no official political affiliations, that work for these randomly selected politicians you would be able to maintain experience and knowledge into issue areas while ensuring that people that have the power are average citizens and not the self aggrandizing politicians that think they know the answer to everything and get nothing done. My thought is, real citizens in a system where they cannot run for an additional term would be focused more on policy than politics and would actually address problems rather than waiting them out because it is politically expedient.

  3. Sadly, mother’s will defend their off spring with their life. Sadly, mother’s love can be blind and only see the good in their off spring. Sadly, other’s may see the problem, but mother’s always defend. Good or bad.

  4. The Real Issue? on

    All this talk is to deflect the real blockbuster about to blow up Putnam County politics, and that’s the impending federal indictments coming down the pipe. This is all meant to avoid talking about the FBI talking to several people and slapping subpoenas all over Putnam. I’d say that’s just a tad more important than this nonsense, wouldn’t you say?

    You keep talking about who Ball is aligned with, Ball a career politician, blah, blah, blah. How about Leibell? He props up Mary Murphy for Senate so that the member items can pouring in, filling up the pockets of a select few. He props up Jim Borkowski for ASSembly, who is nothing but a Leibell suckboy taking orders from Leibell. Borkowski is a career politician himself so who are these guys to talk? He seeks power to alleviate the pain of having been picked on mercilessly as a kid. That’s what they say. Murphy? She’s done NOTHING as supervisor, except raise taxes. So keep attacking Ball over foolishness, all to keep the topic off the real blockbuster news story.

  5. Maybe Leibell is in trouble, but never once during his years of campaigning did we hear this crap about women and him. This stuff surrounding Ball is horrible. Yes, it will be Horrible if Leibell committed a crime as well, but gutter behavior around women is bad too and just as criminal.

  6. The Real Issue? on

    What? A “RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE INCIDENT REPORT”? That carries weight? Somebody obviously was pushing this incident to give us something else to talk about, and it appears to be working with the simple-minded people. Thank goodness the FBI maintains their eyes on the prize. No search warrants executed against Ball, no subpoenas, no criminal investigations, nothing. Just a couple of crummy articles in rags like the Putnam Press, then a couple of media outlets feeding off the Putnam Press story.

    I’ll give you a quarter if you can tell us who owns the Putnam Press.

  7. Wow…nobody thinks it’s funny that Greg Ball had to call out his “Mommy” to protect him? I’m howling with laughter.

  8. What a shocker…Greg Ball’s mom thinks he is a good guy. The fact that she has to point this out indicates he probably is not.

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