SPENCER TO CLINTON - LET’S DEBATE

GOP VICTOR CALLS FOR SERIES OF DEBATES ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

September 13, 2006 -- 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 noon news conference held at the Women’s National Republican Club in mid-town Manhattan.

Spencer, the former Mayor of Yonkers, said:

“In a day and age when our state and nation are faced with so many problems, I believe that it is imperative that Senator Clinton and I take part in numerous debates across New York.  We have a responsibility to the people of this state and this nation to meet in open debate.  The voters of New York deserve to see the contrast between the ideals and beliefs of myself and Senator Clinton.  I’m a common sense conservative who believes in lower taxes, less spending and a strong national defense.  Senator Clinton on the other hand is hard to pin down.  She tries to be on both sides of numerous issues as she pursues her quest to become President.   In this age of terror, New Yorkers need to know why she fought against the Patriot Act, NSA wiretaps, and stronger sanctions on Iran.  I’m ready to debate; any time, any place …the question is… will she?  I’ve instructed my campaign staff to schedule as many debates as possible and this morning we notified NBC News that we would accept an offer to debate on “Meet the Press”.