How to Watch the Last Democratic Debate for Governor of New York

The second and final debate among the three Democratic candidates for governor of New York will take place on Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m.

The debate will feature Gov. Kathy Hochul, Representative Tom Suozzi of Long Island and Jumaane Williams, the New York City public advocate.

The candidates will take the stage less than two weeks before the June 28 primary in a debate hosted by NBC New York, Telemundo 47 and the Times Union of Albany.

Early voting begins on June 18 and will run until June 26. Voters may also request an absentee ballot to vote by mail; it must be postmarked by no later than June 28.

The debate will be the last high-profile opportunity for voters to hear the three contenders discuss their policies and vision for a state still recovering from the pandemic and contending with concerns over public safety.

Here are some ways you can watch it and follow along:

  • The debate will air live on WNBC-TV, WNJU-TV, Telemundo 47 and NBC’s affiliates across the state.

  • It will also stream live on Peacock, as well as on WNBC and WNJU’s digital platforms.

  • Reporters from The New York Times will provide live commentary and analysis throughout the debate.

Missed the first debate? Here’s a recap.

The three Democratic candidates clashed in an hourlong debate last week that featured a steady stream of attacks against Ms. Hochul.

Mr. Suozzi and Mr. Williams criticized the governor for her support of gun rights when she was in Congress and for a $850 million taxpayer subsidy she approved for the construction of a new football stadium for the Buffalo Bills, which they decried as a boondoggle.

“When it came to the Buffalo Bills stadium, she got something done that nobody thought could be done,” Mr. Suozzi said at one point. “It was the most lucrative deal in the history of the N.F.L.”

Ms. Hochul, who is widely seen as the front-runner in the race, fended off the attacks, emerging relatively unscathed as she pointed to her work in her 10 months as governor to tackle the flow of illegal guns and strengthen abortion protections ahead of a Supreme Court decision that is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Mr. Suozzi, a centrist Democrat, incessantly blamed Ms. Hochul for not doing enough to reduce crime, while Mr. Williams, the standard-bearer of the party’s left wing in the race, argued that the state had to take more aggressive steps to tackle climate change and a more humane approach to treating the mentally ill.

But for all their efforts, neither appeared to land the kind of memorable debate moment they desperately needed to reshape the trajectory of the race.

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