Tonight at 7pm, Kathy Hochul and Chris Collins will engage in their first head-to-head debate, presented by WNED-TV, in partnership with WGRZ-TV, The Buffalo News, The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara and WXXI-AM, WXXI-TV and WHEC-TV in Rochester.
The hour-long debate will be simulcast on WNED, WGRZ and WBFO-FM 88.7/WNED-AM 970 radio. Questions will be posed by three panelists: Bob McCarthy, Buffalo News political reporter; Julie Philipp, WXXI news director; and Claudine Ewing, WGRZ reporter. WBFO/WNED News Director Jim Ranney will moderate.
Political junkies will then be able to switch over to the Romney/Obama debate at 9pm. This will be a tightly controlled “town hall meeting” held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, and moderated by CNN correspondent Candy Crowley.