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Candidate Debates

The Debate Program is a cornerstone of the CFB’s voter education efforts. It provides New Yorkers with an opportunity to compare candidates side-by-side as they discuss the important issues facing the city.

Candidates for citywide office who join the public matching funds program and meet certain nonpartisan requirements must participate in debates prior to the election. Candidates may be required to meet additional nonpartisan criteria in order to qualify for the second pre-election debate, reserved for “leading contenders”. Candidates who do not join the matching funds program may also be invited to join the debate, provided they meet the same nonpartisan criteria.

Individual debates may be sponsored by organizations that are not affiliated with any political party, candidate, or office holder, and have not endorsed any candidate in a pending citywide election. Past sponsors have included civic groups, academic institutions, and media organizations.

Video - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Mayoral General Debate

Moderator David Ushery; Candidates Bill de Blasio (D), Joseph Lhota (R) 

Video - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

2013 Mayoral General Debate

Moderator Maurice Dubois; Candidates Bill de Blasio (D), Joseph Lhota (R)

Video - Wednesday, October 16, 2013

2013 Youth Voting PSA

Video - Tuesday, October 8, 2013

2013 Comptroller General Debate

Moderators Errol Louis and Brian Lehrer; Candidates John Burnett (R) and Scott Stringer (D)
 

Video - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2013 Public Advocate Runoff Debate (Democratic)

Moderators Errol Louis, Brian Lehrer; Candidates Letitia James (D), Daniel Squadron (D)

Video - Sunday, September 8, 2013

2013 Mayoral Primary Debate (Republican)

Moderator David Ushery; Candidates John Catsimatidis (R), Joseph Lhota (R)

Video - Tuesday, September 3, 2013

2013 Primary Mayoral Debate (Democratic)

Moderator David Ushery; Candidates Bill de Blasio (D), John Liu (D), Christine Quinn (D), Bill Thompson (D), Anthony Weiner (D).

 

Video - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

2013 Mayoral Primary Debate (Republican)

Moderator Maurice Dubois; Candidates John Catsimatidis (R), Joseph Lhota (R), George McDonald (R)

Video - Monday, August 26, 2013

Primary Day Voting PSA 2013

Video - Sunday, August 25, 2013

2013 Public Advocate Primary Debate (Democratic)

Moderator David Ushery; Candidates Cathy Guerriero (D), Letitia James (D), Reshma Saujani (D), Daniel Squadron

Video - Thursday, August 22, 2013

2013 Comptroller Primary Debate (Democratic)

Moderator Marcia Kramer; Candidates Eliot Spitzer (D) and Scott Stringer (D)

Video - Wednesday, August 21, 2013

2013 Mayoral Primary Debate (Democratic)

Moderator Errol Louis; Sal Albanese (D), Bill de Blasio (D), John Liu (D), Christine Quinn (D), Erick Salgado (D), Bill Thompson (D), Anthony Weiner (D)

Video - Thursday, August 15, 2013

2013 Public Advocate Primary Debate (Democratic)

Moderator Errol Louis; Candidates Catherine Guerriero (D), Letitia James (D), Reshma Saujani (D), Daniel Squadron (D), Sidique Wai (D)

Video - Monday, August 12, 2013

2013 Comptroller Primary Debate (Democratic)

Moderator Errol Louis; Candidates Eliot Spitzer (D), Scott Stringer (D)

Video - Tuesday, May 28, 2013

NYC Votes Mobile Platform

Video - Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2009 Mayoral General Debate

Moderator Bill Ritter; Candidates Michael Bloomberg (R), Bill Thompson (D)

Video - Sunday, October 18, 2009

2009 Comptroller General Debate

Moderator Diana Williams; Candidates John Liu (D) and Salim Ejaz (I)

Video - Tuesday, October 13, 2009

2009 Mayoral General Debate

Moderator Dominic Carter; Candidates Bill Thompson (D) and Michael Bloomberg (R)

Video - Thursday, September 24, 2009

2009 Comptroller Runoff Debate (Democratic)

Moderator Dominic Carter; Candidates David Yassky (D), John Liu (D)

 

 

Video - Wednesday, September 23, 2009

2009 Public Advocate Runoff Debate (Democratic)

Moderator Dominic Carter; Candidates Mark Green (D) and Bill de Blasio (D)

 

 

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