NY20: Murphy-Gibson race steps out of shadows

Across much of the North Country, the NY-20 race between Glens Falls Democrat Scott Murphy and Republican challenger Chris Gibson has been eclipsed by the intra-party GOP dust-up in NY-23.

But tonight in Glens Falls, Murphy and Gibson will step into the spotlight, facing off in their first debate at the Hyde Museum, sponsored by the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Organization.

Here’s Nate Brown’s write-up in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise:

The forum will not be open to the public, according to the group’s website, but the media will be invited to cover it. The Young Professionals in the audience will supply the questions.

The group characterizes it on its website as “opportunity for the candidates to share their platform with the Young Business Leaders from Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga counties” and says it is “designed for the candidates to address the issues important to this demographic.”

The debate, from 6-7 pm, will apparently be posted on-line. NCPR will have a story tomorrow morning.

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4 Comments on “NY20: Murphy-Gibson race steps out of shadows”

  1. Brian says:

    Hopefully, Rep. Murphy and Mr. Gibson will reject any future offers of debate to which the public is not allowed. At the bare minimum, if the public isn’t invited to a debate, it should at least be televised in full.

  2. Craig says:

    Its unfortunate that the two can’t agree to a open town hall as first requested by Chris Gibson. This closed door forum doesn’t respond to the present needs of our district. When you cast your vote please remember an open forum wasn’t important as challenged by Chris Gibson.

    This is why I beleive Chris is better to represent our our 20th district.

  3. knuckleheadedliberal says:

    If the ARCCYPO sponsored the event my guess is that they set or approved the ground rules. They could have insisted that the forum was open.

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