Cuomo says he’s still unsure about debating Republican opponent Paladino in dirty NY gov race

By Michael Gormley, AP
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cuomo undecided on debating NY GOP gov opponent

ALBANY, N.Y. — Democratic New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo says he hasn’t decided if he will debate Republican Carl Paladino a week after being issued the challenge.

In a rare interview Tuesday, the state attorney general and son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo tells WGDJ-AM of Albany that he still hasn’t determined if his campaign will agree on details to debate Paladino.

Paladino a week ago won the state’s GOP primary in a landslide.

Although the state Democratic Committee that Andrew Cuomo directs has run attack ads and issued blistering broadsides at Paladino for weeks, Cuomo says he’s staying above all that in his public comments.

Paladino says Cuomo and the Democrats who control Albany are scared. He says Cuomo isn’t man enough to debate and is trying to ride his father’s coattails into the office.

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