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Slur on looks irks Hillary

Albany (New York), Oct. 24 (AP): Democratic Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said yesterday that Republican challenger John Spencer was treading into “swampy territory” with his reported comments that she wasn’t very attractive when she was younger and may have had a lot of work done to improve her looks.

“It’s unfortunate that, when you don’t have anything positive to say about the issues, that we can get off in some pretty swampy territory,” Clinton said during a campaign stop at a senior citizens’ centre.

Polls have shown Clinton far ahead of Spencer in the Senate race. Elections are on November 7.

Spencer, in an interview, flatly denied making such comments to a reporter-columnist for the New York Daily News during a flight on Friday from New York city to Rochester for the first of two weekend debates between the Senate contenders.

“It’s a fabrication. I would never call Hillary Clinton ugly,” he said. “That’s outrageous. I didn’t do it.”

Spencer acknowledged talking to reporter Ben Smith on the flight. Smith said Spencer made the comments during a flight in which Spencer, his wife and Smith sat together.

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