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Gillibrand, Farley debate NY Senate race issues

October 25, 2018 04:44 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Republican challenger Chele Farley have sparred in a televised debate over immigration, health care and whether the incumbent Democrat plans to run for her party's presidential nomination in two years.
    
During the half-hour debate Thursday in WABC-TV's Manhattan studio, Gillibrand said she will serve her six-year term if she wins the Nov. 6 election. Gillibrand is considered a potential Democratic Party candidate for the White House in 2020.
    
Asked about the Central American migrant caravan making its way toward the U.S.-Mexico border, Farley called it "an invasion." Gillibrand countered that individual requests for asylum should be reviewed by judges "in a humane way."
    
On health care, Gillibrand said she supports Medicare for all, while Farley opposes it as being too costly for taxpayers.
 

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