New York News Blogs
Wednesday, September 13
by Join Spencer on Wed 13 Sep 2006 03:46 PM EDT
Fox News reported that Yonkers Mayor John Spencer defeated Reagan-era Pentagon official Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland to win the Republican nomination in New York's U.S. Senate race against Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As paper and absentee ballots were counted, news outlets confirmed that John Spencer's victory in New York's Republican U.S. Senate Primary was wider than initially reported.
Spencer was accompanied on the podium by fellow Republican and Conservative statewide candidates, gubernatorial nominee John Faso and State Comptroller candidate Christopher Callaghan.
New York GOP Chairman Stephen Minarik praised Spencer's efforts.
Minarik said that Hillary Clinton has has failed New Yorkers.
"She's trying to be all things to all people, but she can't hide from her record," Spencer said of Clinton. "Meanwhile, it's very clear where I stand."
Celebration In Yonkers
In addition to Christopher Callaghan, the Republican and Conservative nominee for State Comptroller and John Faso, the Republican and Conservative candidate for Governor, Spencer was accompanied by New York State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long, Westchester County Republican Chairwoman Rose Mario Panio and Rockland County Republican Chairman Vincent Reda.
by Join Spencer on Wed 13 Sep 2006 03:12 PM EDT
GOP VICTOR CALLS FOR SERIES OF DEBATES
John Spencer, the Republican and Conservative nominee for U.S. Senate, today called for a series of debates with Senator Hillary Clinton. Spencer, fresh from his victory in the GOP Primary, called for the debates at a news conference held at the Women’s National Republican Club in mid-town
Spencer, the former Mayor of Yonkers, said:
Spencer noted that the the voters of
Spencer also cautioned that, "in this age of terror," Clinton owed New Yorkers a forthcoming response on the serious issue of national security.
by Join Spencer on Wed 13 Sep 2006 02:41 AM EDT
"Senator Hillary Clinton, you are in for the fight of your life"
Soon after his 61-39 percent win in New York's Republican U.S. Senate Primary, John Spencer was congratulated by National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chair Elizabeth Dole.
Senator Dole issued the following statement on the New York Senate race now set between Mayor John Spencer and Senator Hillary Clinton:
Meanwhile, Clinton failed to meet expectations against her Democratic opponent Jonathan Tasini, an under-funded and ignored anti-war candidate who still managed to garner 17 percent in Tuesday's primary -- where some journalists and pollsters had openly predicted 90 percent or more. She would finish with 83 percent.
And Clinton remained under 60 percent in most recent polls against Spencer (as low as 53.7 percent in mid-August) -- and has barely broken over 60 percent most of 2006.
Since Senator Clinton is only running for President in 2008, she already has a lot of explaining to do.