2006 United States Senate election in New York

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The 2006 United States Senate election in New York was held November 7, 2006.wikipedia
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Hillary Clinton

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Incumbent Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton won, by a more than two-to-one margin, a second term representing New York in the United States Senate.
She was re-elected in 2006.

K. T. McFarland

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Spencer won his party nomination by defeating former national security staffer K. T. McFarland in a primary.
After retiring from public life for 20 years to focus on her family, McFarland ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for the 2006 election for U.S. Senator from New York.

Jonathan Tasini

On December 6, 2005, labor advocate Jonathan Tasini announced that he would run as well, running as an antiwar candidate, calling for immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq, universal health care, expansion in Medicare benefits, the creation of Universal Voluntary Accounts for pensions, and what he termed "New Rules For the Economy", a more labor-centric as opposed to the corporate-centric approach to economic matters espoused by Clinton.
On December 6, 2005, Tasini officially announced his bid to challenge Senator Clinton for the Democratic nomination in the New York 2006 Senate election.

Jeanine Pirro

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The two most prominent Republicans contemplating a challenge to Clinton were lawyer Ed Cox (the son-in-law of former President Richard M. Nixon) and Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro.
On August 10, 2005, Pirro announced that she would seek the Republican nomination to challenge first-term incumbent senator Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, in the 2006 election for U.S. Senator from New York.

Conservative Party of New York State

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The Conservative Party of New York was also reluctant to embrace Pirro.
In 2006, the party did not support Jeanine Pirro's candidacy for the 2006 Senate election against Hillary Clinton.

Edward F. Cox

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The two most prominent Republicans contemplating a challenge to Clinton were lawyer Ed Cox (the son-in-law of former President Richard M. Nixon) and Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro.
Pataki did not run again, but Cox later chose instead to seek the seat held by incumbent U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D) in the 2006 New York U.S. Senate election.

2000 United States Senate election in New York

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However, Clinton was politically strong in the state and no major Republican entered the race, with Governor George Pataki and early 2000 senate opponent Rudy Giuliani both declining to run.
She would easily win re-election in 2006, and in 2007 began her presidential campaign for 2008.

Green Party of New York

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Howie Hawkins was the Green Party's candidate for the United States Senate in the state of New York.

Libertarian Party of New York

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Jeff Russell was nominated as the official Libertarian Party candidate for United States Senate at the Libertarian Party of New York Convention on April 29, 2006, in Albany.

Socialist Equality Party (United States)

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Polls during the campaign generally showed Clinton with a 20-point lead or better over Spencer, with none of the third-party candidates — Hawkins, Bill Van Auken of the Socialist Equality Party, and Jeff Russell of the Libertarian Party — showing strength.

Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaign

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In the following months she transferred $10 million of her Senate funds toward her 2008 presidential campaign.
Hsu-raised bundles had also gone to Clinton's political action committee and to her 2006 Senate re-election campaign; Clinton officials were undecided regarding what to do with those funds.

Bill Van Auken

Polls during the campaign generally showed Clinton with a 20-point lead or better over Spencer, with none of the third-party candidates — Hawkins, Bill Van Auken of the Socialist Equality Party, and Jeff Russell of the Libertarian Party — showing strength.

Róger Calero

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In 2006, Róger Calero appeared on the ballot in New York as the Socialist Workers Party candidate for US Senate.

New York (state)

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Incumbent Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton won, by a more than two-to-one margin, a second term representing New York in the United States Senate.

United States Senate

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Incumbent Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton won, by a more than two-to-one margin, a second term representing New York in the United States Senate.

Republican Party (United States)

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Clinton was challenged by Republican John Spencer, a former Mayor of Yonkers, New York.

John Spencer (mayor)

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Clinton was challenged by Republican John Spencer, a former Mayor of Yonkers, New York.

Mayor

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Clinton was challenged by Republican John Spencer, a former Mayor of Yonkers, New York.

Yonkers, New York

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Clinton was challenged by Republican John Spencer, a former Mayor of Yonkers, New York.

New Paltz (village), New York

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On October 12, 2005 New Paltz firefighter and activist Steven Greenfield, a former Green Party leader, announced he would run as a Democrat.

Green Party of the United States

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On October 12, 2005 New Paltz firefighter and activist Steven Greenfield, a former Green Party leader, announced he would run as a Democrat.

Universal health care

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On December 6, 2005, labor advocate Jonathan Tasini announced that he would run as well, running as an antiwar candidate, calling for immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq, universal health care, expansion in Medicare benefits, the creation of Universal Voluntary Accounts for pensions, and what he termed "New Rules For the Economy", a more labor-centric as opposed to the corporate-centric approach to economic matters espoused by Clinton.

Medicare (United States)

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On December 6, 2005, labor advocate Jonathan Tasini announced that he would run as well, running as an antiwar candidate, calling for immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq, universal health care, expansion in Medicare benefits, the creation of Universal Voluntary Accounts for pensions, and what he termed "New Rules For the Economy", a more labor-centric as opposed to the corporate-centric approach to economic matters espoused by Clinton.

Cindy Sheehan

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Tasini was supported by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who had in October said of Clinton, "I will resist her candidacy with every bit of my power and strength...I will not make the mistake of supporting another pro-war Democrat for president again."