NY1 and Time Warner Cable News in Albany are inviting Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic rival, Zephyr Teachout, to a live, hour-long September 2 debate that will air statewide and be hosted by NY1 Political Anchor Errol Louis and Capital Tonight Anchor Liz Benjamin.
Invitations have also been sent to Rep. Kathy Hochul and Tim Wu to participate in a separate debate for lieutenant governor on September 3.
"NY1 and Time Warner Cable News are committed to a full discussion of the issues in the Democratic primary race and we're looking forward to hearing what the candidates have to say," said NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt. "Debate season is officially underway."
Invitations were e-mailed to the campaigns earlier this afternoon, with an RSVP date set for August 28. Both the Teachout and Wu campaigns agreed to the debate, while the Cuomo and Hochul campaigns did not immediately respond to the invitations beyond acknowledging they had been received.