New York News Blogs
Wednesday, August 9
by Join Spencer on Wed 09 Aug 2006 11:15 PM EDT
At the NY1 debate this evening, Republican and Conservative U.S. Senate candidate John Spencer demonstrated his poise and experience against KT McFarland.
"I see liberals ripping this nation apart," declared John Spencer -- in explaining his reasons for running for U.S. Senate.
Spencer found himself discussing his achievements in Yonkers, empathizing with the residents in Upstate cities as a "big city" mayor.
Spencer discussed with pride the successful economic turnaround in Yonkers, including removing the need for a state control board and delivering needed tax relief to residents and businesses in that city.
The Vietnam veteran re-emphasized his sole priority in challenging Hillary Clinton.
Spencer took aim at Senator Hillary Clinton, while KT McFarland took aim at Spencer. In what could only be described as disgraceful and nasty attack upon the former Yonkers Mayor, Spencer held his ground with integrity
Spencer defended his wife, Kathy Spring, and their children, after KT's mean-spirited attacks.
Spencer maintained his composure, emphasizing his wife's professionalism over 22 years in Yonkers City Hall -- where she had already served two other mayors and a city council president.
He also defended his economic record over two terms. Spencer said he could relate to the problems in Buffalo and Erie County, promising to deliver results to the people of New York State.
On the subject of homeland security, Spencer showed a bit of independence and joined with Congressman Peter King in criticizing the Bush administration for lack of terror funding to New York.
On the subject of Katrina, Spencer added that "no one did a good job" during that natural disaster.
He aimed his fire at Senator Clinton, predicting that she was only consumed with running for president -- and that she would not serve a full term as U.S. Senator.
Spencer also re-pledged publicly to remain on the ballot through November -- and that he expected to win.
Spencer also asked why McFarland is helping Hillary Clinton by running.
KT could not answer.