Seven Candidates Vying for Governor's Seat Meet in Monday Debate

On Monday evening, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and his Republican rival Carl Paladino will have their first face-to-face debate as major party candidates for the office of New York governor.

The debate is also a chance to learn more about the five minority party candidates who have have their eyes on the governor's seat.

The minority parties candidates are: City Councilman Charles Barron of the Freedom Party, Kristin Davis a former escort service operator representing the Anti-Prohibition Party, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins of Syracuse, Jimmy McMillan a retired letter carrier of the "Rent is Too Damn High" Party and Libertarian Warren Redlich, a lawyer from Albany.

The debate will be held at Hofstra University on Long Island.

Listen to the debate live on WNYC at 7:00 p.m. New York elections will be held on November 2.