By Carol Tannenhauser
It was a contentious but controlled debate, with challenger U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R) attacking incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) for the state of New York State, which he characterized as “in crisis” — crime and corruption ridden; and Hochul doggedly defending her record, and attacking Zeldin for his votes on abortion, gun control, and certifying the 2020 election (which he voted against).
Most sources — except the Post — did not cite a clear winner of the debate, agreeing with The Times, which wrote that “neither candidate appeared to have a major breakout moment or gaffe that could reshape the race, which, according to recent polls, may be tightening just two weeks before Election Day.”
Zeldin appeared live on Fox immediately following the debate. Here’s the clip.
And here, so that you can judge for yourself, is the debate via YouTube. It’s only an hour and change and well worth watching.
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