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Update: U.S. Senate candidates debate at Skidmore canceled

October 8, 2018


Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate debate scheduled to be held at the Zankel Music Center on Sunday, Oct. 21 has been canceled. 
One of the candidates withdrew from the debate due to ongoing labor issues involving a union and Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum News, which was the broadcast sponsor.
Following the announcement late yesterday, Skidmore representatives worked closely with other parties to identify an alternate broadcast media partner to sponsor the event, but none has been identified.
We share the disappointment this turn of events has caused and hope it will not create a major inconvenience for those who were planning to attend.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and her Republican challenger Chele Farley will face off in a debate before the November midterm election at the Arthur Zankel Music Center on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Spectrum News will televise the debate live statewide.

Skidmore hosted the debate between Sen. Gillibrand and previous challenger Wendy Long in October 2012.


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