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Cuomo Lets Debate Deadline Pass

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not respond to an invitation by media outlet New York 1 to debate Democratic primary opponent Zephyr Teachout, according to captialnewyork.com.

The cable television station asked both candidates to respond by 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, but Cuomo declined to offer any comment, capitalnewyork.com reported.

Teachout has been critical of Cuomo's decision not to debate, saying he has a moral obligation to do so.

Teachout's camp says they hope to be able to use the Tuesday airtime offered by New York 1 regardless of Cuomo's participation, capitalnewyork.com said.

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