Politics makes for strange bedfellows, they say, and the Republican primary in New York’s 99th assembly district is a case in point. The incumbent, Greg Ball, pissed off nearly everybody in Albany, infuriated the Putnam County executive (a Republican), and generally showed no willingness to go along to get along. He was challenged for the Republican nomination by the former mayor of Brewster, John Degnan, who had been endorsed by the Putnam Republican and Democratic committees.

Mr. Degnan lost. He’s running on the Democratic line in the general election.