Union to host U.S. Senate debate Sunday

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U.S. Senator Charles Ellis “Chuck” Schume

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)

Union has been selected to host a debate between U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his Republican challenger, Joseph Pinion.

Joseph Pinion

Joseph Pinion

The one-hour debate is Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Emerson Auditorium in the Taylor Music Center. Sponsored by Spectrum News, it will co-moderated by Spectrum anchors Susan Arbetter of Capital Tonight and Errol Louis of Inside City Hall.

The event is not open to the public. It will be broadcast live on Spectrum News channels across New York and on NY1. It also will be available free online on Spectrum News' website as well as on the Spectrum app.

It also will be shown in Reamer Campus Center auditorium.

Schumer is seeking his fifth term in the U.S. Senate. Pinion, a former Newsmax host, is the first Black candidate to receive a major party's nomination for Senate in New York.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and early voting begins Saturday, Oct. 29.

In 2016, Union hosted a debate between Schumer and the Republican challenger, Wendy Long, in the Nott Memorial.