UTICA, SYRACUSE and BINGHAMTON New York – WUTR-TV, the ABC affiliate serving the Utica DMA (#171); WSYR-TV, the ABC affiliate serving the Syracuse DMA (#85) and WBGH-TV; the NBC affiliate service the Binghamton DMA (#160), announced today that they are partnering to host the final televised debate between candidates for U.S. Representative of New York’s 22nd Congressional District on Monday, November 7, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST. Candidates Claudia Tenney (Republican), Kim Myers (Democrat), and Martin Babinec (Reform) are competing for the seat that will be left vacant by U.S. Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY22), who is retiring after six years of public service.
The one-hour debate is scheduled to take place at Mohawk Valley Community College (1101 Sherman Dr, Utica, NY 13501). The debate will be moderated by Mike Hoey, WUTR Eyewitness News Anchor; Dan Cummings, WSYR Anchor and “Newsmakers with Dan Cummings” Host; and Jim Ehmke, WBGH News Director and Anchor. This must-see event will air across Central New York via live television broadcast on WUTR-TV (ABC Utica), WSYR-2 (MeTV Syracuse), and WBGH-TV (NBC Binghamton) on November 7 at 7:00 p.m. EST.
“We are thrilled the local teams at WUTR-TV, WSYR-TV and WBGH-TV are partnering to bring local viewers the final televised debate coverage between candidates for U.S. Representative of New York’s 22nd Congressional District. Experienced local news anchors from each station will moderate the debate as candidates Claudia Tenney, Kim Myers and Martin Babinec tackle the issues important to voters across the district. The daily political reporting, strong local news and special coverage, such as this debate, position WUTR Eyewitness News, WSYR NewsChannel 9 and WBGH NewsChannel 34 as Central New York and Greater Binghamton’s local election headquarters delivering viewers unparalleled coverage of all races,” said Steve Ventura, VP and General Manager of WFXV/WPNY, which provides services to WUTR-TV.
New York 22nd Congressional District Debate – Election 2016
Claudia Tenney (Republican), Kim Myers (Democrat), and Martin Babinec (Reform)
Monday, November 7, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST
Mohawk Valley Community College (1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501)
Mike Hoey, WUTR-TV Eyewitness News Anchor
Dan Cummings, WSYR TV News Anchor and “Newsmakers with Dan Cummings” host.
Jim Ehmke, WBGH-TV News Director and Anchor
WUTR-TV (ABC) Utica, WSYR-2 (MeTV) Syracuse, WBGH-TV (NBC) Binghamton
Monday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. EST
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