Republican Senate candidates drum up support at Eastchester gala
The two Republican candidates looking to challenge incumbent Hillary Clinton (D-NY) for her Senate seat appeared at an Eastchester gala Friday to drum up campaign support.
Former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer received the nomination at the GOP convention on Long Island Thursday. However, former Reagan administration Pentagon official K.T. McFarland won enough votes to force a primary. Both were invited to the Westchester Women?s Republican Club?s annual spring gala.
Spencer says a primary is bad news for his party because it splits support while the Democrats are united behind Clinton. He says a primary means the winner will only have six weeks to take on the senator. McFarland disagrees, saying a run-off forces voters to pay attention to the election earlier than normal.