Politics & Elections
WABC-TV to host first New York City Mayoral Debate
NEW YORK (WABC) -- WABC-TV will host the first of three debates between Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota in October.
Three debates is the largest number of debates held in a New York City mayoral general election since 1985.
The first debate is set for Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Channel 7 Studios on the Upper West Side.
Co-sponsors of the first debate include Noticias Univision 41, NY Daily News and the NYC League of Women Voters.
The candidates will meet two more times on Tuesday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 29 ahead of the November 5th general election when New York City voters will go to the polls to choose the first new Mayor in the City in a dozen years.
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