Ball won’t run for Congress


Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, said today he will not run for Congress next year.

Ball had briefly ran for the Ball delivers Dry Iceseat in 2010, but decided to run for the state Senate.

With the congressional seat now held by Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney, a former aide to Eliot Spitzer, many believed Ball, in his second term, would challenge the freshman Maloney next year.

Ball said it isn’t so.

“I want to make it clear that I am focused on finishing this legislative session and delivering for my current district and not running for Congress,” Ball said in a statement.

“Indeed, while I disagree with the current congressman on most issues, we have a great working relationship and he and his office are to be applauded, for they have bent over backwards to mutually assist shared constituents,” the statement continued.

“As for my re-election in the current State Senate seat, I will make a final decision on that as the time nears.”


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  1. He made the right decision. We need Sen. Ball fighting for us in Albany. Can’t afford to lose his seat in the senate. I really hope Nan Hayworth runs again. I know she’s said that she’s thinking about it.

  2. Jackson Davies on

    Nan Hayworth had nothing while in office and has nothing now. Same applies for Ball.