Congressional and gubernatorial debates

Thumbnail image for cuomo and paladinoDebates for both local Congressional races -- and the gubernatorial race -- are coming up. And they're all on TV:

New York 21st
Incumbent Democrat Paul Tonko and Republican challenger Ted Danz will be debating tonight at 8 pm on WMHT. It'll be posted online tomorrow.

New York 20th
Incumbent Democrat Scott Murphy and Republican challenger Chris Gibson will meet next Thursday (October 21) at 8pm on WMHT.

Governor
It's Monday at 7pm on YNN. This one is shaping up to be a circus. Here's the lineup, which looks like a reality show cast:

Charles Barron (Freedom Party)
Andrew Cuomo (Democratic Party)
Kristin Davis (Anti-Prohibition Party)
Howie Hawkins (Green Party)
Jimmy McMillan (Rent is too Damn High Party)
Carl Paladino (Republican Party)
Warren Redlich (Libertarian Party)

Comments

For those who live comfortably without cable TV, or without TV altogether, there are other sources for the gubernatorial debate on Monday, October 18. According to Hofstra University's press release, "in addition to airing on cable, the event will be streamed live on www.news12.com, www.newsday.com,www.ny1.com, and www.ny1noticias.com," and audio available on "National Public Radio stations in New York state."

Why do you keep trashing the gubernatorial debate? It's unfortunate that having something more than the canned responses of the two major-party candidates is considered a "circus".

Tyiwo- The idea of giving all the candidates the opportunity to get their voices heard by the public is great... It's just... have you seen some of the other party's candidates?

Check out Kristin Davis' (surprisingly honest) bio on her website:
http://www.kristindavis2010.com/bio

Or check out the sweet campaign site for the 'Rent is 2 Damn High' party. You might want to turn down your speakers if you're at work:
http://rentistoodamnhigh.org/

I admit I don't know anything about the other 'smaller' party candidates, but combine the two listed above along with Paladino's tendency for outbursts and you'll see why the debate could be considered a circus. If a fist fight doesn't break out, I'm going to be disappointed ;)

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