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Gibson, Eldridge to debate at WMHT
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Chris Gibson and Sean Eldridge

WMHT will hold the second of its two congressional debates on October 16th when Rep. Chris Gibson and Sean Eldridge will square off. 

The two will be vying for the vast 19th Congressional seat which includes parts of the Capital District, Southern Tier and Hudson Valley.  Rep. Gibson was first elected in 2010 and will be seeking his third term, while Eldridge is a newcomer to the political scene.  This debate will be one of four the candidates will participate in and the only televised one available free over the airways.  It is expected to be one of the most closely watched battles across the country.  In fact, all of the available tickets we had for this debate were gone in less than an hour. 

Have a question for the candidates? Ask on our Facebook page or on Twitter using #NY19.

Watch this debate LIVE Thursday, October 16 at 8pm on WMHT TV or online at

Watch the 2012 debate between Congressman Gibson and Democratic challenger Julian Schreibman.

Watch the live debate between Congressman Paul Tonko and his Republican challenger Jim Fischer for the 20th District seat here.