KT McFarland Endorsed in Republican Primary by Departing Candidate William Brenner

New York, NY-July 5…Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland, a top Pentagon official in the Reagan administration who is pursuing the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, today announced that she has been endorsed by William Brenner, who ended his bid for the Republican nomination for Senate this morning.

Mr. Brenner announced today that he will instead run for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 22nd Congressional District. Remaining in the Senate race are Ms. McFarland and former Yonkers mayor John Spencer.

In endorsing Ms. McFarland for Senate, Mr. Brenner said: “It will take a strong woman … to defeat Hillary Clinton, therefore I am supporting K.T. McFarland and withdrawing my campaign for U.S. Senate.”

“I am grateful for Mr. Brenner’s support of my candidacy and look forward to working with him as I campaign on our shared prin ciples of fiscal discipline and a strong national defense,” Ms. McFarland said. “I am pleased that he will be carrying this message to voters of the 22nd Congressional district.”

Born and raised in a middle-class home in Madison, Wisconsin, KT McFarland worked with three U.S. Presidents: For Ronald Reagan she served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford she was a member of Henry Kissinger’s influential National Security Council staff. She put herself through George Washington University, Oxford and M.I.T. with scholarships, part time jobs and student loans.

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