Reporters are trapped in the Green Room here at WABC studios, but the candidates, we are told, are about to walk on stage.
2:00: The debate begins with the candidates already on stage.
First question is from Dave Evans for Dan Donovan and has to do with how he would clean up Albany.
Donovan touts Read More
We are off here at Pace University for the first debate between comptroller candidates Harry Wilson and Tom DiNapoli.
They begin with opening statements. Wilson goes first. “Our state is in the early stages of a massive fiscal crisis,” one brought on he says by “career politicians.” Touts his experience in turning around General Motors. Read More
New York Times executive editor Bill Keller will be on NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook this morning discussing “his paper and the radically changing news business,” according to a promo. Live blog updates from the Media Mob here once the program gets started.
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9:27 A.M.: Especially Read More
We are under way for the latest AG debate at the Greene Space at WNYC
The five candidates greeted each other warmly on stage. They were together last night as well.
Eric Schneiderman’s dad is a major donor to WNYC, Brian Lehrer discloses prior to the start.
Then asks, “What does an AG do?” Read More
Saujani turns around a question about her ties to Hassan Nemazee by talking about jobs, challenges her to come up “with one new idea” to add jobs.
Maloney says an independent analysis showed that she helped created over 30,000 jobs. Talks about her work in Queensbridge, defends Obama and Congress’ work on job creation. Read More
Somewhat out of order, the two were asked after the first question to make an opening statement.
Maloney talked about her record and pledged to pass the 9/11 health act. She quoted Shirley Chisolm: “I am unbought and unbossed.”
Saujani pointedly thank Maloney for finally agreeing to a debate, and hit Maloney for voting for Read More