Spitzer and Faso lock horns during intense gubernatorial debate
In their first live debate, Democrat Eliot Spitzer and Republican John Faso squared off to address New York?s top concerns in Albany Tuesday.
It was an all-out verbal war for the two gubernatorial candidates as they began the name calling and labeling early. Spitzer repeatedly painted Faso as a right-wing Republican out of touch with New Yorkers? values. In return, Faso lashed back, calling Spitzer an Albany-insider incapable of bringing change. The two sparred on every hot-topic issue including gay marriage, economy and taxes. The only issue both candidates could agree on was their support of capital punishment.
The latest poll numbers this week show Faso may face an uphill battle, as Spitzer finished ahead 72 percent to 21 percent. Those polls also show Spitzer ahead by 8 percentage points even amongst Faso?s Republican party.