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WABC Holds Comptroller and Mayoral Debates Next Week

wabc2Despite being shut out of this year’s citywide debates by the Campaign Finance Board, WABC-TV has taken matters into its own hands.

Channel 7 will host the first debate in the Democratic battle for New York City Comptroller. Anchor Bill Ritter leads the debate against Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former governor Eliot Spitzer. The debate, at the WABC studios, will stream live Friday, August 9 at 10 a.m. It will air on WABC, Sunday, August 11 at 11 a.m.

As part of the debate doubleheader, Channel 7 gathers the Republican candidates for New York City mayor August 11 at noon.

“WABC-TV and Eyewitness News are proud to continue our tradition of providing viewers with the most comprehensive information necessary to make a thoughtful and confident decision when they enter the voting booth,” said Dave Davis, president and general manager of WABC-TV.

WABC already broadcast a Democratic primary debate in New Jersey’s U.S. Senate race last weekend.

Channel 7 is a co-sponsor of the debates along with Noticias 41 Univision, the Daily News, and the League of Women Voters of the City of New York.