New York Gubernatorial Debate to Include Green Party Candidate


ALBANY - All seven candidates running for governor have agreed to participate in a debate on Oct. 18 at Hofstra University that will be broadcast statewide, the organizers said Thursday.

The 90-minute debate will be the first of the gubernatorial campaign, according to sponsors News12 Networks, Newsday and Hofstra. It will take place before a live audience of about 1,000 people in the university's David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex.

The confirmed participants are Andrew Cuomo, Democratic Party; Carl Paladino, Republican Party; Howie Hawkins, Green Party; Warren Redlich, Libertarian Party; Charles Barron, Freedom Party; Kristin Davis, Anti-Prohibition Party; and Jimmy McMillan, Rent is 2 Damn High Party.

Meet the candidates running for governor (Newsday).