Zeldin says he will reject Hochul’s debate plans

Republican candidate for governor, Lee Zeldin, says he will reject Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plans for an October 25 debate.

Zeldin told reporters Thursday morning he wants to participate in a series of debates over the next several weeks – not one single debate.

In a statement on Wednesday evening, Zeldin said:

“This is absolutely unacceptable just how much contempt Kathy Hochul has towards New Yorkers that she is trying to pathetically get away with just one General Election debate over a month after absentee ballots start going out…Voters should have the opportunity to hear where the candidates stand before they vote, not after.”