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Gillibrand, Long face off in only debate for U.S. Senate
Gillibrand, Long face off in only debate for U.S. Senate
Gillibrand, Long face off in only debate for U.S. Senate
Gillibrand, Long face off in only debate for U.S. Senate
Gillibrand, Long face off in only debate for U.S. Senate
Gillibrand, Long face off in only debate for U.S. Senate

Gillibrand, Long face off in only debate for U.S. Senate

CBS6 Albany - 2012-11-22

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) and Wendy Long (R) held a spirited debate during their first and only meeting ahead of the election. The two sparred over gun control, the economy and the sexual harassment complaints made against Assemblyman Vito Lopez.Long frequently interrupted Gillibrand during the first few questions on foreign policy, but stopped after jeers from the audience. Long is facing an uphill battle to unseat the incumbent. She has been largely outspent by Gillibrand and has raised less money.'I think it's a grassroots campaign, it's a tough campaign. I think it's a campaign of the people and I'm delighted some outside groups are now coming in and buying some TV ads because it's an expensive media market,' said Long after the debate.Before the debate began the moderators asked audience members from host Skidmore College who they supported, many responded by applauding for Gillibrand. However, she did not answer a question by a reported if she thought Long's campaign was a long shot.'I look forward to elections because this is a chance when voters get to assess are you doing your job. Are you representing their values, their priorities are you representing them well? And so I think it's an important time to be able to have this debate and to be able to have the elections,' answered Gillibrand