New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic rival in the September primary, Cynthia Nixon, were challenged today for a face-to-face debate on Aug. 29 on CBS network.
Journalists of the channel explained that the governor finally accepted the debate, which will be held on August 29, just over two weeks after the Democratic Party primaries on September 13, when it will be clarified who will face the Republican candidate in a field usually favorable to the democrats. Since Nixon’s candidacy they recalled in their campaign blog that “almost 100 days ago Cynthia agreed to a debate organized by WABC.” Since then, she also accepted a debate organized by NY1, Governor Cuomo did not accept either, and never negotiated. with no chain. ”
“Now, we are hearing that Cuomo has agreed to participate in a debate organized by CBS, with the format and all the details negotiated in advance, and then presented to our campaign on the basis of ‘take it or leave it,'” they protested. The result of all this is, according to Nixon’s advisors, a debate on the chain chosen by Cuomo, “in its preferred format, with a favorable audience and on a date in the last week of August, when very few New Yorkers will be watching” .
“The management of CBS has recognized that the only way to get Governor Cuomo to present himself is to give him everything he wants,” they added. On Twitter, Nixon recalled that after eight years of the Cuomo administration, “voters deserve to finally hear a real debate about their record, and I hope to share,” he said, “my progressive vision for New York.” “Women have always had to fight for a seat at the table, and on August 29 I have mine,” he added.