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Latimer and Cohen Debate the Issues

Hundreds of residents fill the auditorium at Eastchester High School Thursday evening for a student-run debate between Assemblyman George Latimer-(D) and Bob Cohen-(R).

With 10 days left until election day, Assemblyman George Latimer, D-Rye, and Bob Cohen, R-New Rochelle debated the issues that students from Eastchester High School felt were the most important to the community Thursday evening as both men are seeking the 37th Congressional State Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Suzi Oppenheimer.

The debate was being sponsored by the Eastchester High School Student Government Organization (EGO), students in the AP Government class, members of the Political Science Club, and the Eastchester PTA Council.

A student from each of the sponsoring student groups had a chance to submit a question to the candidates and EHS Principal Dr. Jeffrey Capuano was proud of the initiative he saw the students and teachers take in bringing the debate to EHS.

"This debate is a great service to the community and perhaps more importantly, the students are taking an active role in government and will remember this experience for years to come," stated Capuano.

For more info on the candidates, click here for George Latimer and here for Bob Cohen.

Kevin Zawacki (Editor) October 26, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Between radio and TV, I've heard/seen more Latimer/Cohen campaign ads than for any other race. Anyone else have the same experience?
Billy November 05, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Kev, name recognition is important and Latimer's been around way too long and that can be hard to overcome and let's face it both are nice guys so we need something concrete to work with Something like previous voting hisotry which is hard to dispute. Like Latimer didn't vote for the tax cap or pension reform. Does he just hate us or what? I don't have a problem with either of those. And did anyone here Gov. Cuomo come out & support Latimer? No, no endoresement from the gov. I wonder why? Doesn't Latimer have the support of his own party? From the outside, it would appear he does not. There are so many reasons not to vote for Latimer that I'll take my chances with Bob Cohen who I've met several times & seems to be an outstanding citizen! Vote Cohen 11/6! You'll be glad you did.

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