After months of challenges and accusations of hedging, the two major party candidates for New York State Governor are facing off in a televised debate.

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Incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo last week said he would “phone” in a discussion with challenger Republican Marc Molinaro on a New York radio station Saturday morning but that was rejected by Molinaro, who called it a ‘publicity stunt.’

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The two finally agreed to record a debate October 23 in the afternoon in New York City to be broadcast on CBS affiliates in the state at 7 p.m. (Including WBNG Channel 12 in Binghamton)

Third-party candidates Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins, Libertarian Larry Sharpe and Independent, former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Minor,  are not invited.

Moninaro is also still calling for a couple more debates with Cuomo to be held outside of New York City before the November 6 election.