July 18, 1989
The Senate Ethics Committee was formally asked to investigate Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.) for a "pattern of exploiting" his office to benefit campaign contributors and friends. The request for an investigation was made by Mark Green, a Democrat, who was decisively beaten by D'Amato in the 1986 senatorial election. Green said his complaint is based on news stories. In a statement, D'Amato said the request is "a blatant campaign document."
May 18, 1998 |
Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.), who began running TV ads for his reelection more than a year ago, officially announced his candidacy for a fourth term. D'Amato called his latest reelection bid a continued fight for the forgotten middle class and for the things that are right about America. D'Amato is unopposed in the Sept. 15 primary. The Democratic candidates are former Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro, Rep. Charles E. Schumer and city Public Advocate Mark Green.
June 4, 1996 |
Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.), chairman of the Senate Whitewater Committee, got the go-ahead from special prosecutor Kenneth W. Starr to offer immunity to David Hale so President Clinton's chief accuser can testify at Senate hearings next week. On Wednesday, the committee will consider whether to grant the immunity, D'Amato said. Hale testified at the Little Rock, Ark., trial of Clinton's Whitewater partners, James B. McDougal and his ex-wife, Susan, and of Gov. Jim Guy Tucker.
October 20, 1993 |
Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato, a leading New York Republican, said he has decided against challenging long-serving Democratic Gov. Mario M. Cuomo in next year's election. Cuomo, a nationally known political figure who had considered a run at the presidency in 1992, is expected to seek a fourth term as governor. D'Amato had said he was close to agreeing to run, but in a letter to the state Republican chairman, D'Amato said he wants to stay in the Senate.
May 1, 1997 |
One of President Clinton's chief critics on Capitol Hill said the Whitewater prosecutor's investigation has dragged on too long, according to news reports. "The American public has just grown sick and tired of it," Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.) said Tuesday outside the Senate chamber in Washington, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Wednesday. D'Amato's remarks also were carried in New York's Daily News.
May 5, 1996 |
Days after criticizing House Speaker Newt Gingrich as out of touch with voters, Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.) lashed out at Patrick J. Buchanan, calling him "a philosophical ayatollah," the New York Times reported. In a speech to the Republican National Committee's Northeast Leadership Conference in Uniondale, N.Y., D'Amato said Buchanan, who ran for the GOP presidential nomination this year, has been a divisive element in the party and has turned off mainstream voters.