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Stage set for gubernatorial debate from WNED|WBFO

In the race for the New York governor’s office, Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, Republican candidate Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Party candidate Michael McDermott, will debate live from the WNED-TV studios in downtown Buffalo. “Election ‘14: The Race for Governor” will air on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. and is sponsored by The Buffalo News and WNED | WBFO.The hour-long debate will be simulcast live on WNED-TV and WBFO-FM 88.7 and will be the only televised debate for the 2014 gubernatorial race. The debate will be offered for broadcast to public television and radio stations across the state. 

Questions will be posed by three panelists, Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy, WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen Dewitt and Juan Gonzalez of the New York Daily News. WBFO-FM News Director Brian Meyer will moderate.

Outside the WNED/WBFO studio's at Lower Terrace in downtown Buffalo many supporters for Cuomo have gathered, including union members.  There is also a group of gun rights protestors. WBFO has reporters covering the activity outside and inside.

Cuomo supporters chanted "four more years" as the Governor pulled into the parking lot.