Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 19:11

The Campaign Finance Board (CFB) will hold the official leading contenders debate for the Democratic Primary Election for Mayor on Tuesday, September 3 at 7 PM.

The debate will be broadcast on NBC 4 New York and WOR Radio in English, Telemundo Nueva York in Spanish, and livestreamed online on and

Leading Contenders Democratic Mayoral Primary Election Debate:
Tuesday, September 3, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, 8-8:30 PM online only
Location: WNBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza
Co-Hosts: Melissa Russo and David Ushery (NBC)
Panelists: Jorge Ramos (Telemundo Nueva York), Michael Howard Saul (WSJ)
TV: NBC 4 New York (English) and Telemundo Nueva York (Spanish)
Radio: WOR Radio 710 AM
For press access, please RSVP by email to
Sponsors: NBC 4 New York, Telemundo Nueva York, The Wall Street Journal

Preliminary list of participating candidates: Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson, Anthony Weiner.
Final invitations will be determined based on campaign finance disclosures as of August 30, 2013.

The CFB has administered the Debate Program in every citywide election since 1997. The debates are a core component of NYC Votes, the CFB's nonpartisan voter engagement campaign. Individual debates are sponsored by outside media and civic groups. Candidates who participate in the matching funds program and meet nonpartisan, objective and nondiscriminatory criteria set by the CFB and its debate sponsors must attend the debates. For more information about the debates, including criteria candidates need to meet, broadcast information, and watch parties, please visit

NYC Votes is the non-partisan voter engagement campaign of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) and its Voter Assistance Advisory Committee (VAAC). In addition to promoting voter registration, participation, and civic engagement in New York City through its many programs and partnerships, NYC Votes sponsors the city's official Debate Program and produces the citywide Voter Guide.