WNYC is one of the official partners for the 2013 Campaign Finance Board debates. Brian Lehrer is previewing the debates live on his show, we're taking your suggested questions for the candidates, and on the night of the debates, you can watch live on our site and chat alongside other political junkies and reporters.

Debates WNYC is sponsoring:

  • NEW: Public Advocate Runoff Debate 9/24 (Democratic)
  • Monday, 8/12 - Comptroller Debate (Democratic)
  • Thursday, 8/15 - Public Advocate Debate (Democratic)
  • Wednesday, 8/21 - Mayoral Debate (Democratic)

Full debate schedule and information about debate watching parties here.

Replay: Public Advocate Runoff Debate

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

→ Update: Debate is over, but find full audio of the debate above, and WNYC reporter Jessica Gould's recap of the debate below. Brian Lehrer will have analysis on his show Wednesday at 10:30am.

On Tuesday, September 24th at 7pm, Letitia James and Daniel Squadron face off in the Democratic Comptroller primary runoff debate. We'll have live-stream video of the debate below, as well as reaction from reporters and analysts from around the city. It all starts at 7pm!

Watch and Listen: Democratic Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Download audio and watch video of the final official debate of the 2013 primary season between the candidates for the Democratic nomination for mayor. Audio courtesy of NBC News.

Playback: Public Advocate Debate

Thursday, August 15, 2013

WNYC's Brian Lehrer co-moderates the first of the official 2013 public advocate debates, featuring Democratic candidates for November's election.

→ Update: The debate is over, but you can revisit the commentary in the chat window below. Full audio of the debate is above, and a link to video on the NY1 site below.

Recapping the Raucous Mayoral Debate

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Seven mayoral candidates stood on stage last night at the first official Democratic primary debate, but most of the focus was on criticizing front-runner Bill de Blasio. David Chen of the New York Times helps play highlights from the often heated 90-minute exchange, and discusses what we learned about the candidates less than a month before primary day. Listeners: What'd you make of the debate? Did it help you make up your mind, or change your mind? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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Playback: Mayoral Democratic Debate and Chat

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

→ Update: The debate is over, thanks for listening and chatting. Find full audio above, and links to video and the chat replay below. Brian Lehrer will be recapping the debate and taking your calls at 10am Thursday. WNYC's Anna Sale offers her recap here.

WNYC's Brian Lehrer is asking questions at the first 2013 Campaign Finance Board mayoral debate, featuring the candidates for the Democratic nomination. Watch below, or listen online on WNYC and wnyc.org. Also join a live chat with reporters from CFB partners. Be sure to check out the Reddit "AMA" with Brian and Errol Louis of NY1 where they previewed the debate and talked about the election season.

Playback: Stringer, Spitzer Face Off in Comptroller Debate

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC's Brian Lehrer co-moderates the first of the official 2013 comptroller debates, featuring Democratic candidates Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer. Listen to full audio, watch video, and read the chat transcript.

NYC Debate Season is Here

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC is one of the official sponsors for the Campaign Finance Board debates. Brian Lehrer previews the Comptroller, Public Advocate, and Mayoral debates -- all happening over the next...

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Previewing Tonight's Big Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brian is a panelist for tonight's debate -- the first official CFB debate between the Democratic candidates for mayor. Errol Louis of NY1, moderator for the debate, and Brian's fellow panelists Juan Manuel Benitez of NY1Noticias and NY1 reporter Grace Rauh discuss what to expect.

WNYC will air the debate live tonight, have live video and a live chat, plus debate bingo! All the information you need is here.

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Spitzer and Stringer Take Comptrol

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Last night Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer took part in the first official debate in the Democratic primary for New York City Comptroller, moderated by Brian Lehrer and NY1's Errol Louis. Kate Taylor of the New York Times has been covering the race, and was at the debate -- she plays highlights and discusses what we learned.

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Democratic Mayoral Debate Recap

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

After months of mayoral "forums" last night saw the first major television debate between the Democratic candidates for mayor. Bill Ritter, Eyewitness News co-anchor, and Mariela Salgado, reporter for Noticias 41 Univision -- who both helped moderate last night's debate -- recap the highlights, from attacks on Speaker Quinn's economic policy to Bloomberg's education record.

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