October 19, 2000 |
Starting this weekend, thousands of Jewish voters in New York will receive a Republican mailer with a photograph of Hillary Rodham Clinton hugging Suha Arafat, the wife of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The message: Jews cannot trust Clinton to protect the security of Israel. "Mrs. Clinton tries to paint herself as a friend of Israel, but her actions prove otherwise," said Dan Allen, spokesman for the New York State Republican Committee, which is producing the brochure.
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 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.
July 7, 2000 |
Positioning itself firmly against Pat Buchanan, the state branch of the Reform Party endorsed a little-known physicist for president Thursday. "I never knew being so far behind was such an asset," joked John Hagelin, who hopes to wrest the nomination from front-runner Buchanan in the nationwide mail-in primary that started this week. Since party founder Ross Perot has decided against running, Hagelin has emerged as the sole challenger to Buchanan for the nomination and $12.
May 30, 2000 |
Rep. Rick Lazio (R-N.Y.) fell and cut his lip during a Memorial Day parade Monday, and it took eight stitches to close up the wound. Lazio, who recently replaced New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani as the GOP Senate candidate challenging Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, stopped along the parade route in this Long Island town to shake hands. He was sprinting back to rejoin the march--as he had done several times before--when he lost his footing and fell on his face.
May 21, 2000 |
From the gym of his former high school on Long Island, relatively unknown Republican Rep. Rick Lazio catapulted himself Saturday into the nation's most-talked-about political campaign--the Senate race against Hillary Rodham Clinton. "You can tell from my accent that I am a lifelong New Yorker," Lazio said in an obvious swipe at the first lady. "I don't have to fake it. . . . I've never needed an exploratory committee to help me figure out where I wanted to live."