Rob Astorino Challenges Cuomo To Debates

07.11.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Rob Astorino is throwing down the gauntlet, and challenging Governor Cuomo to a series of regional debates.

"New York is a vast and diverse state with many needs and nuances. Issues that might arise in a Binghamton debate, might not apply to voters in Brighton Beach, and vice versa," contends Astorino, and is challenging Cuomo to a total of at least eight debates, one in each of the state's regions.

"Let's debate in Western, NY; Central NY; the North Country; the Southern Tier; in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, New York City and one just for Long Island. So community organizations, schools and news outlets interested in sponsoring a debate should get in touch with both our campaigns, adds Astorino.

No word yet from the governor's office.