October 28, 2000 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rick Lazio held the final, most contentious debate of their Senate campaign Friday, hurling charges over education, housing and support from Palestinian groups. "Order, order!" WNBC-TV host Gabe Pressman implored at one point. The verbal fireworks began minutes into the one-hour debate when the Republican congressman accused Clinton of leaving Arkansas schools "at the bottom of the barrel" before she became first lady.
October 14, 2000 |
Senate candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that she made a mistake in using a government list of White House party guests to solicit political contributions. "This was my error, absolutely my error," and not that of a campaign staffer, she said at a Manhattan campaign event. Her rival, Republican Rep. Rick Lazio, suggested Friday that either the first lady or her campaign aides had broken the law and should answer for it.
September 25, 2000 |
Rep. Rick Lazio and Hillary Rodham Clinton appear to have reached a deal banning the use of advertising in their New York Senate race paid for with so-called soft money. "I think the two sides have come to a close enough point that we effectively have a deal," said Clinton's campaign manager, Bill de Blasio. Lazio told reporters, "It appears that we have an agreement, based on what I am hearing that Mrs. Clinton said." Soft money refers to the unlimited funds collected by political parties.
September 14, 2000 |
In a frequently nasty confrontation, Senate candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rep. Rick Lazio traded angry charges Wednesday during a nationally televised debate. But they also touched on issues in their first face-to-face confrontation in New York's hotly contested Senate race. The contest has been deadlocked for months, according to numerous public opinion polls, and both candidates had pledged to discuss substantial issues, such as health care, education, the environment and tax reform.
September 13, 2000 |
During a recent visit to a Rotary Club in suburban Westchester County, Hillary Rodham Clinton joked that when she drove past a nearby Saks Fifth Avenue store, "my heart started to beat. If I talk a little faster and leave a little early, you'll know where to find me." The comment might have seemed like a throwaway line, but there was also calculation behind it: In her tight race for the U.S.
September 2, 2000 |
President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton kicked off two days of fund-raisers Friday in upstate New York for the first lady's U.S. Senate bid. Hundreds of well-wishers greeted the first couple at Syracuse Hancock Airport, some waving banners, before the two headed off to a barbecue, the first of the weekend's fund-raising events designed to boost the coffers of Mrs. Clinton's Senate campaign.