Hochul Agrees to One Debate, Zeldin Demands More

The New York gubernatorial race is heating up with less than two months to go and incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul has finally agreed to one debate, but her Republican challenger, Rep. Lee Zeldin, is demanding more, with or without her.

The Democrat governor has agreed to participate in just one debate with Zeldin.

On Thursday, Hochul announced she plans to participate in a single debate on October 25, two weeks before election day, and only days before early voting on October 29, WRGB acknowledged.

Spectrum News NY1 will host the debate at Pace University.

“Gov. Hochul looks forward to highlighting the clear contrast between her strong record of delivering results and Lee Zeldin’s extreme agenda,” her campaign spokesman, Jerrel Harvey, said in a press release.

While Hochul claims this is her third debate this year, due to her participating in two during the Democrat primary, this will be the first and what appears will be the only one with Zeldin.

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