It was supposed to be the nastiest Senate primary in the state. But there is peace in Putnam County.
After Assemblyman Steve Katz, R-Yorktown, Westchester County, dropped plans yesterday to challenge Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, in a primary, Ball’s campaign offered a conciliatory statement today.
“In tough times like these, when working families are really struggling, its vitally important that elected officials work together,” said Ball’s campaign manager, Jim Coleman. “The Senator is focused like a laser on job creation and cutting taxes and looks forward to working with the Assemblyman, and all elected officials throughout the region, to do exactly that.”
Ball had his campaign apparatus in full swing to attack Katz — stationing a chicken at his events and calling him “Dr. Do-Liberal.”
Katz, a veterinarian, admitted during his short-lived campaign that he had charges dropped against him for animal cruelty, and his wife put up this bizarre video in protest to being taken off Ball’s Facebook page.