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State Sen. Ball won't run for Congress

Conservative Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) said Monday he won’t run for a Hudson Valley congressional seat next year. Some in the political world had speculated Ball might challenge freshman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring).

Here’s the statement Ball issued Monday morning:

 “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. 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,” said Senator Greg Ball. “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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