"We need to have a debate right here in Erie County, so that the voters can see where she stands on these and other issues that affect Western New York"


Buffalo, New York -- At a noon news conference at the Erie County Republican Headquarters, John Spencer, the Republican and Conservative nominee for U.S. Senate called for Senator Hillary Clinton to debate him in Buffalo.

Spencer, who handily defeated K.T. McFarland in Tuesday’s GOP Primary, was on a swing through Western New York to thank supporters and to call for debates in major upstate cities. Spencer,

The former Mayor of Yonkers, New York’s fourth largest city, explained how his experience as mayor gives him insight into urban areas across New York.

“I’m in Buffalo today to thank my supporters and the Republican voters in Western New York for casting their vote for a common sense conservative in Tuesday’s primary," said Spencer. "I’m also here to ask the media and the average citizen to call on Senator Clinton to join me in a debate in Buffalo.

Spencer noted that Senator Clinton has a lot to explain about her record; whether the issue is jobs or security.

"Senator Clinton has failed the people of the region," detailed Spencer. "Six years ago Senator Clinton promised to create jobs for upstate New York. It was an empty promise because today, unemployment and lack of economic growth are still a problem. Senator Clinton doesn’t seem to realize that the way you create jobs is by cutting taxes, regulation and creating an environment where a business can grow and flourish."

Spencer warned that Western New York is a prime target and yet, in this age of Terror, Senator Clinton has opposed the Patriot Act and NSA wire-taps.

"She doesn’t seem to realize that the root cause of terror is terrorists and terrorists were hatching a plot right up the road in Lackawanna, New York," added Spencer. "Terrorists don’t play by the rules; they kill and maim innocent people. They must be stopped by any means possible. Law enforcement and the intelligence community must be allowed to do their job if we are to win the War on Terror."

After his visits throughout Buffalo and Erie County, Spencer headed to the city of Rochester for a second press conference and a campaigning in the Finger Lakes region.