In what the N.Y. Times called her “strongest confirmation yet,” Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sep. 22 that she would almost certainly run for the U.S. Senate in N.Y. next year, but that she wants voters to get to know her better before she declares her candidacy.
The outrage, however, is where Clinton chose to hold her news conference — the headquarters of America’s most corrupt local union, Am. Fed’n of State, County & Municipal Employees’ Dist. Council 37. This corrupt Manhattan union has suffered a startling 27, yes 27, indictments (including 11 guilty pleas) in the last 10 months. And the Manhattan Dist. Atty. has indicated there are more to come. The union corruption ranges from multi-million dollar embezzlement of union funds to vote fraud. [N.Y. Times 9/23/99]