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NEW YORK, Oct 18, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Republican Senate hopeful Jeanine Pirro wasted 37 cents on a fundraising letter to the incumbent, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The letter from Pirro's campaign was familiarly addressed to "Dear Hillary" and said, "I need you and every New Yorker," although it was sent to Clinton's former address at the White House in Washington. Clinton was asked to pony up $1,000.

"No wonder Ms. Pirro raised so little money," Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson told the New York Post.

Pirro is now district attorney in Westchester County, where Clinton and her husband own a house, and in August entered the race for the Republican nomination to run against Clinton next year.

With or without a donation from Clinton, she is an underdog candidate, struggling against the former First Lady's name recognition, incumbency and war chest and questions about her own husband's business dealings.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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