That’s the one where Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball and Democratic Westchester County Legislator Mike Kaplowitz are going at it to replace state Sen. Vincent Leibell.
Sen. Charles Schumer came out today to endorse Kaplowitz. From the latter’s campaign:
Speaking in Bailey Park (in Somers), Sen. Schumer emphasized the need to send Kaplowitz to Albany to achieve real property tax relief and job creation for New Yorkers.
Schumer said: “I am honored to endorse Mike Kaplowitz. As a homeowner and parent of two children who went through public schools, Mike understands the problems facing middle-class New Yorkers. As a certified financial planner and local legislator, Mike has developed a skill-set and expertise that will cut wasteful spending and save taxpayers their hard-earned money. Mike’s arsenal of ideas will provide residents of the Hudson Valley and throughout New York with the property tax relief and job creation they need and deserve. I look forward to working with Mike in the future, both at home and in Washington.”
The rally capped off a busy week of endorsements for Kaplowitz. Kaplowitz’ candidacy was endorsed by Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, earlier in the week. Kaplowitz has demonstrated deep and diverse support, and clearly has the momentum heading into election day next Tuesday.
Kaplowitz said, “I am extremely grateful to have the support of Sen. Schumer, a leader who has truly delivered for New Yorkers. He is a tireless and fierce advocate for those who want to see lower taxes and quality jobs in the Hudson Valley. I am excited to work with Sen. Schumer and together, we will acheive the results Hudson Valley residents need and deserve.
Then, the Ball campaign has a rally planned for tomorrow:
Greg Edwards, Candidate for Lt. Governor, Joins Greg Ball’s “Vote the Ins Out” Rally
Tax Revolt & “Take It Back” March Scheduled for Saturday in Carmel
Candidate for Lt. Governor Greg Edwards will join Greg Ball and candidates from throughout the Hudson Valley in Carmel on Saturday for the “Vote the Ins Out” rally and “March for Reform.”
Greg Ball’s Campaign for State Senate will host a “Vote the Ins Out” rally on the steps of the Historic Putnam County Courthouse on the afternoon of Saturday, October 30. Ball previously hosted the historic April 15 Tea Party MTA Tax Revolt at this same site, drawing an audience of 1,500 people that shut down the hamlet of Carmel. Ball also held the nation’s first Tea Party on the Courthouse steps in 2008 to protest and successfully defeat a proposed 60+% increase to the Putnam County Property Tax Levy.
“The silent majority is silent no more, and on November 2 the Ins will hear with resounding defeat that we’re saying Hell No to the Status Quo,” Ball said.
Jim Coleman will return to once again emcee this Putnam County Tea Party rally, entering the crowd throughout the day to ask, “What are we going to do about it?”
Invited speakers for the Rally including candidate for the 99th Assembly, Dr. Steve Katz (R, I – Mohegan Lake), candidate for the 90th Assembly, Bill Gouldman (R, C – Putnam Valley), and candidate for Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell (I-Carmel). Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge) and candidate for Congress in the 17th District, Tony Mele, will also be invited to return to the Courthouse to speak. Additional invited speakers include Ed Kowalski of 9/11 Families for a Secure America, Homeland Security Expert Mike Cutler, “Rob the Bus Driver,” Kurt Colucci of the Westchester Taxpayers Association, Ed Ciffone of the United Taxpayers of Yorktown, 10-year-old Tea Party Activist Michael Buffone, and Robin Murphy of thegrassroots organization Stop Tax Hike Mike.
The Ball Campaign has reserved the Sheetmetal Workers Meeting Hall on Starr Ridge Rd in Brewster in the event of inclement weather.
The details for OCTOBER 30’s Rally Are:
WHAT: Vote the Ins Out Rally
WHEN: Saturday, October 30
WHERE: Historic Putnam County Courthouse
40 Gleneida Ave