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Friday, January 27, 2006

NY-Sen: Cox Out; Spencer, Seemingly, In

Posted by DavidNYC

No one, it seems, wants to take on Hillary Clinton. With Jeanine Pirro vanishing into the ether, the NY GOP turned (once again) to Ed Cox, most famous for being the son-in-law of Dick Nixon. Cox, who actually had either the sense or grace to bow out when Pataki endorsed Pirro, decided it wasn't worth bowing back in. So they're down to a guy named John Spencer, who I always thought was a recently-deceased star on West Wing. Turns out, he's also a former mayor of Yonkers.

Not that you needed any confirmation, but this race is going to be seriously dull. A few people have noted that HRC is fundraising gold for the right - her name alone in direct-mail solicitations increases the return rate dramatically (or so it's said). Without even a semi-serious challenger for Clinton, she'll be able to fly under the radar for much of the campaign season, so it'll be that much more difficult to milk her name for some good old fashioned hate-bucks. Of course, she's still a celebrity and will get more coverage than most candidates, but this campaign probably won't produce many sparks of the sort which can light a fire under the anti-Hillary base.

Of course, they'll probably just make shit up anyhow.

Posted at 01:45 AM in 2006 Elections - Senate, New York | Technorati

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David and All,
Are you discounting John Tasini as a primary challenger to Hilary? I and some others would like to hear your evaluation.

I started working on my own to pull together a small Tasini group in Staten Island, and then I heard he did a bad job as president of the Writers'Union. That may be bad mouthing from a writer who didn't cut the muster, so I am trying to find out more about him and his candidacy.

I don't see Hilary as beatable, but would like progressives, etc. to have an opportunity to voice dissatisfaction with her.

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Sorry. I have left my name off previous post.


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