In the race for the 27th congressional district, Democrat incumbent Rep. Kathy Hochul and the Republican candidate, former Erie County Executive Chris Collins, will debate live at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, from the WNED Studios in downtown Buffalo.
"Decision 2012: 27th Congressional District Debate" is 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.
The public is encouraged to email questions for the candidates to[email protected]. Questions will be selected prior to the broadcast.