The BronxTalk debate between 33rd District candidates State Sen. Gustavo Rivera and party-backed attorney Miguelina Camilo touched on a range of issues, from bail reform to what “progressive” really means to them.
BronxNet will air debates between Democratic candidates in the newly redrawn District 33, where incumbent Gustavo Rivera is facing party-backed attorney Miguelina Camilo, and in District 34, where Christian Amato and John Perez are up against Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez for the East Bronx seat left open by Alessandra Biaggi.
BronxTalk will air debates this week between the Democratic candidates running for two Assembly seats representing Throggs Neck, City Island and Pelham Bay (District 82) and Riverdale, Kingsbridge and Norwood (District 81).
Both bombastic personalities with sometimes polar opinions on the issues facing the city, Democrat Eric Adams, the current Brooklyn borough president and former NYPD captain, and Republican and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa clashed in the first few minutes of the Wednesday debate.
Bill Thompson and Christine Quinn talk about what 2021 candidates are likely doing and feeling as the campaign enters a critical stretch. And Spectrum political chief Bob Hardt talks about preparations for the first official Democratic debate.
Yes, the debate stunk. Yes, the race has been uninspiring. Yes, it is still your civic duty to vote. So, better listen to Ben and Jarrett to figure out what to make of it all.
Wednesday’s final mayoral debate comes after tumultuous days for the mayor’s campaign and a tragedy for the city.
It is possible that as few as one in every 275 city voters tuned in to this week’s televised debates for the offices of public advocate and comptroller. Those who did turn it on saw exactly what a debate is supposed to show.