As of this posting we have received confirmation that Dan Padernacht and Gustavo Rivera will participate in the live televised debate between the candidates in the 33rd SD on BronxTalk on Monday, August 30 beginning at 9:00pm. Unfortunately, despite a number of calls and emails to his office and campaign, Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. has yet to confirm his participation. We certainly hope and expect that he will agree to be part of this important program. As soon as he responds to the invitation, we'll post it here on the BxNN.
Also, invitations were sent to incumbent Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera and challenger Rob Giuffre to participate in a televised debate in the race for the democratic nod in the 80th AD that will be pre-taped, but aired on during BronxTalk's regular schedule at 9:00pm on Monday, September 6 and through the rest of that week. We fully expect that both candidates will agree to participate in that one, too.
BronxTalk host Gary Axelbank will moderate both debates.