Former Yonkers mayor to challenge Senator Hillary Clinton
The former mayor of Yonkers announced Tuesday he will run against Hillary Clinton for the U.S. Senate seat next year.
John Spencer served as mayor of Yonkers from 1996 to 2004. Spencer will run on the Republican and Conservative lines in his bid for senator. Spencer says he doesn?t think Senator Clinton has done enough for the 19 million New Yorkers she represents. Spencer say he is not afraid to be strong representative for the state.
However, the Westchester County Democratic chairman says Spencer?s brand of politics will not carry over to a moderate state like New York. And the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which confirms Spencer?s wish to run, will not back any candidate before a primary, if one is necessary.
Complicating Spencer?s bid are two other potential Republican candidates, Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro and former president Nixon?s son-in-law, Ed Cox. Neither one has made a formal announcement.