All candidates invited to a NY Governor debate at Hofstra, LI

[For post-debate, eyewitness commentary by onthewilderside, go: here.]

Scene from Hofstra Presidential Debate event

[To add your own live comments to the debate, please go to our community discussion post: here]

[For Ian Wilder’s 10/17 analysis of “the real face-offs” in the debate, go: here.]

[Update: As of Thursday evening, 10/7, all seven candidates have confirmed for this debate.]

(excerpt from) A Business Wire press announcement:

October 07, 2010 04:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time
News 12, Newsday, and Hofstra University Partner to Bring the First Gubernatorial Debate to New York

On Television, the Cable-Exclusive Event Will Air Live on News 12 on Monday, October 18 at 7:00 PM

WOODBURY, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–News 12 Networks, Newsday, and Hofstra University have partnered to present the first New York State Gubernatorial debate on Monday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. On television, the cable-exclusive event will air live on News 12 Long Island, News 12 Westchester, News 12 The Bronx and News 12 Brooklyn. It will also be seen at different times on Time Warner Cable’s NY1 and YNN, providing coverage throughout the state.

“We want to help enable voters to make educated decisions, and this forum will provide a deeper view of the candidates and their positions.”

The debate will be held in front of a live audience of invited guests, including community members, local leaders, and Hofstra students. All seven candidates in the race have been invited to attend, and as of today, six candidates confirmed:

* Andrew Cuomo (Democratic Party)
* Kristin Davis (Anti-Prohibition Party)
* Charles Barron (Freedom Party)
* Howie Hawkins (Green Party)
* Warren Redlich (Libertarian Party)
* Jimmy McMillan (Rent is too Damn High Party)
[Update: Carl Paladino (Republican Party) has confirmed.]

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2 Responses

  1. Re: Paladino’s TV announcement/media buy:

    Oh, my!

    The Cuomo campaign sure won on this one! Oh, my, goodness…they must have had inside information.

    So, Carl Paladino’s media buy announcement was demanding a debate with all the candidates, and asks Cuomo to “be a man” and debate.

    While…at the same time that is airing…there is a press announcement that Cuomo has signed up for the seven-way Governor debate at Hofstra.

    Oh, my, goodness…it is all priceless.

    Cuomo buried Paladino on this one.

    I almost feel sorry for Paladino.

    Now, I wonder if Paladino will say YES to the debate? It appears that he would have to…????

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