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New York Gubernatorial Candidate Hochul, Zeldin Agree to Debate, But No Mention of Numbers Yet

Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul and Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin agreed. New Yorkers should hear their debatesahead of the November 8 gubernatorial election.

"New Yorkers deserve a chance to witness first-hand how two gubernatorial candidates tackle the issues that matter most to their voters," Zeldin said in a statement Wednesday.

Republican standard bearers have called for five debates - two in Downstate, a third in Syracuse, a fourth in Rochester or Buffalo, and a fifth elsewhere in the state. It took place, but it remains unknown how many Hochuls attended. I agree to

"Governor Ho-Chol looks forward to debating Congressman  Congressman Zeldin this fall, as he has done in every election throughout his career. Hochul spokesman Jerrel Harvey said in a statement Wednesday. "New Yorkers need to hear about Lee Zeldin's allegiance to the MAGA agenda and the far-right record on gun and abortion rights."

Gov. Kathy Hochul have agreed to debate each other before the November 8 gubernatorial election.
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Zeldin has called for five debates with Hochul.
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Harvey did not immediately respond to follow-up inquiries about the number of debates Hochul will participate in. CBS News and PIX 11 already plan to host one debate each. doing.

In 2018, then-Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and Republican candidate Mark Molinaro, a Dutchess County executive, held a televised debate. Both Zeldin and Hochul faced off in multiple debates with their first opponents earlier this year.

More debates overPost-backedZeldin, Democrat Hochul gains an edge in the race with many built-in advantages, including his 2-for-2 It gives you a chance to stand. -One edge of party registration.

A recent Siena college poll showed thatHochol was 14 percent ahead of Zeldin in his points. } Alongside former President Donald Trumpat the September fundraiser.

Zeldin, however, will be elected in November this year if enough voters can hear his message explaining why he won a statewide election for the first time in 20 years as a Republican. He says he remains bullish about the possibilities.

"I travel all over the state," he said in a statement Wednesday. "New Yorkers tell me that the biggest problems are rising crime, the high cost of living, the quality of education, the corruption scandals plaguing Ho-chul, and massive government overreach."