ICYMI: An anonymous website labeling Assemblyman Steve Katz as an “illegal alien coddler” and telling visitors to “beware” of him was developed by Sen. Greg Ball, according to domain registry records.
The website? KrazyyKatz.com—yes, with a K and two Y’s.
KrazyyKatz.com was registered by Ball on March 4, less than a week before Katz officially announced he would challenge Ball in a Republican primary for his Senate seat in the mid-to-lower Hudson Valley.
The website prominently features a pair of anonymous pro-Ball YouTube videos denouncing Katz: one detailing the thorny history between the one-time political allies, and the other poking fun at a public-access television interview in which Katz admitted to a pair of bizarre arrests in his past.
When questioned about the website, Ball campaign manager Jim Coleman issued a statement taking credit for the videos. Before the website launched, the videos had been distributed to members of the media late last month and early this month through an anonymous email account, email@example.com.
But Coleman said an anonymous robocall that had been circulated in Westchester and Putnam counties in late February “was not done as a Ball for Senate call.” The call had alleged that Katz had a “criminal past” that he was trying to cover up.
“Conversely, the videos are indeed ours, they are hilarious, and there will be more,” Coleman said in his statement. “Dr Do-Liberal (Katz) keeps giving us so much material with his liberal votes, broken promises and more, that there have to be more.”