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Ex-Green Party Member To Challenge Clinton

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posted on Nov, 28 2005 @ 09:02 AM

A former Green Party member who advocates an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq says he will challenge incumbent Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2006 Democratic nomination for Senate.

"She's in favor of the war and in favor of continuing the occupation," Steven Greenfield, a professional saxophone player, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his New Paltz home.

A senior adviser to Clinton, Howard Wolfson, declined to comment on Greenfield's declaration.

Greenfield, 44, who has a degree in economics, switched to the Democratic party just last month so he could challenge Clinton. He says he likely will need 15,000 petition signatures statewide to get on next September's ballot.

Does Greenfield have a chance?

I think that he does. I think that New Yorkers are going to start seeing through Hillary's smokescreen, that she is not a New Yorker and could care less about the people of New York, and recognize that she is only using them as a stepping stone for her Presidency run in 2008.

The Democrat primary next year in NY is going to be where the real battle will be fought, not with the Republican nominee.

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