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Republican Laying Ground Work to Challenge Hall in New York 19

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Greg Ball

It looks like it will be Hall vs. Ball in the 2010 race for New York’s 19th District House seat. Republican state Assemblyman Greg Ball is planning to make an “Official Congressional Announcement for U.S. Congress” on May 9 in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., his exploratory committee told supporters in an e-mail sent Monday.

“Let’s show Greg how much we support and appreciate him by having a great event with a great turnout to start off the campaign!!” wrote volunteer coordinator Jacqui Ambrosino.  

All signs indicate Ball will announce that he is taking on second-term Rep. John Hall , though his communications director cautioned that the assemblyman is still in the decision making process.  

Ball, 31, just completed a three-day exploratory “listening tour” across the district, which encompasses the lower Hudson Valley including part of Westchester County and Peekskill. The former Air Force lieutenant has served in the Assembly since 2007, where he is the ranking member on the Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, which oversees the state’s public and private corporations.

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