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Five candidates set to debate on June 21
« on: June 19, 2018, 12:30:28 PM »
The Queens Chronicle article is calling this event a debate, but it seems more like a forum:

Five candidates set to debate on June 21

Of the 10 combined Democratic candidates for governor, Congress, state Senate and state Assembly, five of them — four challengers and one incumbent — have confirmed they will attend the forum set for 7 p.m. on June 21 at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, located at 37-06 77 St. They include:

• Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Bronx progressive activist and opponent of Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, Bronx);

• Jessica Ramos, a former aide to Mayor de Blasio who is taking on state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst);

• Assemblywoman Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights);

• Catalina Cruz, former chief of staff for ex-Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, who is challenging the newly elected Espinal; and

• Yonel Sosa, president of the Association of Latin American Leaders, who is also challenging Espinal.

Crowley, Peralta, state Senate hopeful Moin Choudhury, Gov. Cuomo and gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon were the other invitees.

Moderating the debate — co-sponsored by five borough community groups — is Chronicle Editor Christopher Barca.

The event will take place just five days before Crowley and Ocasio-Cortez face off in their Democratic primary race.


UPDATE:

This story has been updated to include the attendance of Assemblywoman Ari Espinal. Her office informed the Chronicle after press time that the lawmaker would be participating in the debate.

Jackson Heights Life

Five candidates set to debate on June 21
« on: June 19, 2018, 12:30:28 PM »