Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would debate Republican challenger Marc Molinaro on the radio. Molinaro dismissed the offer as a "cheap stunt."

Cuomo has refused to debate Molinaro or any of the other candidates running against him.

During a telephone interview on WCBS 880 Friday morning, the governor was offered an opportunity to participate in a discussion with Molinaro on Saturday.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

Cuomo replied: "I am here. If you want to call me tomorrow, I will be here. If you want to do it with Mr., uh, Molinaro, I will be here." But the governor said the station had to let him know "because it's my daughter's parents' weekend at college."

Molinaro rejected Cuomo's suggestion of a hurriedly-arranged debate. He called Cuomo's move a "staged fraud."

Molinaro suggested the governor was trying to shut upstate voters out of the debate by calling for it to be held at the last-minute on a Saturday morning on a New York City radio station.

LISTEN to Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's interview on WCBS 880.

LISTEN to Republican candidate for governor Marc Molinaro's interview on WCBS 880.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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