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Terms of Cuomo-Nixon debate still undetermined

Aug 13, 2018 12:00 pm
David Klepper is reporting for the Associated Press with only a month to go until the Democratic primary, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to agree to the terms for a debate with challenger Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo pledged months ago to debate Nixon, but has not committed to a date, Klepper writes. The television news channel NY1 has invited both candidates to an Aug. 22 debate at Queens College, but Cuomo has not agreed to the event. Campaign officials, speaking for Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, say a debate will happen, and that the delay is due to ongoing negotiations over picking a date, outlet and format. Four years ago, Cuomo refused to debate his primary opponent, Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.