Former Yonkers mayor apologizes for ethnic remark

Former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer apologized for an ethnic remark he made while campaigning for the U.S. Senate.

During a radio interview Thursday, Spencer said that District Attorney Jeanine Pirro did not have a ?Chinaman?s chance? in getting the Conservative party?s nomination. Spencer, Pirro and Manhattan attorney Ed Cox are all seeking the Republican and Conservative nominations with the hopes of running against Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) in 2006.

Several Asian-American groups criticized Spencer for the comment, which they called offensive. While Spencer said he did not mean any malice by the remark, he quickly apologized for offending anyone.

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