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Gubernatorial candidates Rob Astorino, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Howie Hawkins and Michael McDermott debate in Buffalo on Wednesday, Oct. 22. (Credit: WNET-13)

Cuomo, Astorino Face Off In Buffalo Debate

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his handling of the economy and government corruption under sharp criticism from Republican Rob Astorino Wednesday night during the only scheduled debate of the governor’s race.

10/22/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, Sept. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Cuomo, Astorino To Face Off In Buffalo Debate On October 22

The debate is scheduled for Oct. 22 in Buffalo. It will feature Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Michael McDermott.

10/09/2014

Connecticut gubernatorial candidates Dannel Malloy, left, and Tom Foley (credit: Getty Images)

Malloy, Foley Agree In Debate That Connecticut Doesn’t Need Legalized Pot, Higher Taxes

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley may disagree about the direction of Connecticut’s economy, but they showed some signs of similarity Tuesday.

09/30/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, and Zephyr Teachout, Democratic primary challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Credit: Westchester Taxpayer Watch; Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Cuomo Won’t Debate, So Opponent Teachout Debates GOP’s Astorino

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declined to debate Democratic primary opponent Zephyr Teachout, so Teachout decided to debate Republican Rob Astorino instead.

09/04/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Zephyr Teachout: Gov. Cuomo Is ‘Scared’ To Debate

Gov. Cuomo has a comfortable lead in the polls and in fundraising, but his Democratic opponent thinks he’s running scared.

09/02/2014

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: westchestergov.com)

Gubernatorial Hopeful Rob Astorino Offers To Debate Opponent Zephyr Teachout

Astorino, the Westchester County executive, took the unusual step of wading into the other party’s primary Wednesday, saying New York voters deserve to have a debate on the challenges facing the state.

08/20/2014

Candidates for the 13th congressional seat participate in a debate on April 10, 2014, in Harlem. (credit: CBS 2)

Espaillat Again Criticizes Rangel For Bringing Up Ethnicity In Debate

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and opponent Adriano Espaillat met for a debate again Wednesday evening, five days after Rangel met with criticism for bringing up Espaillat’s ethnicity.

06/11/2014

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N.Y. State Assembly Endorses Bill To Make Yogurt Official State Snack

New York State drew one step closer Wednesday to making yogurt the official state snack, with the state Assembly endorsing the measure.

06/11/2014

Nassau County Executive candidates Tom Suozzi, Ed Mangano debate. (credit: CBS 2)

Candidates For Nassau County Executive Face Off In Debate Ahead Of Election Day

CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson moderated the debate between incumbent Republican Ed Mangano and Decmoratic challenger Tom Suozzi, who is seeking to get his old job back.

11/01/2013

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, left, (Photo by Steven Henry/Getty Images); Tom Suozzi (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880).

Submit Your Questions For The Nassau County Executive Debate

Nassau County faces a critical choice this election year.

10/28/2013

NYC mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Mayoral Debate Postponed For Sandy Anniversary

A debate scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed one night to honor the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, at the request of both mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota.

10/27/2013

NYC mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota Continues Attacking De Blasio With Two Weeks To Go Before Mayoral Election

Lhota’s significant shift in strategy comes on the heels of the campaign’s first debate last week, when the Republican appeared caught off guard by de Blasio’s aggressiveness.

10/21/2013

Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Day After Debate, Lhota Unleashes Attack Ad Targeting de Blasio’s Response To Motorcycle Melee

The spot is called “Can’t Go Back.” After running footage of the motorcycle melee, it segues to images from the 1970s and ’80s, depicting an overturned police car, a man holding a gun, and corpses on the ground.

10/16/2013

NYC mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Fiscal Issues Front And Center In First De Blasio-Lhota Debate

Mayoral hoepfuls Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota spent much of their first debate discussing the city’s fiscal issues — income equality, affordable housing, tax subsidies and rent for charter schools.

10/15/2013

Barbara Buono, Chris Christie (credit: Buono For Governor/Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Buono, Christie Hurl Barbs In Final Gubernatorial Debate

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic opponent Barbara Buono exchanged heated jabs Tuesday, in a debate that also saw multiple interruptions by spectators.

10/15/2013

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