Politics
9:22 am
Wed October 17, 2012

McCarthy gives high grades to Hochul-Collins debate

A veteran of many panels at area political debates, Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy believes Tuesday night's debate between Kathy Hochul and Chris Collins was one of the best he has witnessed.

McCarthy was among the panelists at the studios of WNED-TV who posed questions to the candidates in the race for the 27th Congressional district.

As McCarthy sees it, both candidates were very clear in their positions and avoided many of the platitudes that bring little value to political discussions.

The Republican challenger, Chris Collins, never missed a chance to attach Hochul to President Obama and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, two Democrats who are very unpopular to the many Conservatives in the 27th district.

Hochul, McCarthy maintains, was always quick to portray herself as a Democrat with an independent streak, one who was willing to cross party lines on issues she believed to be important to her district.

Bob McCarthy talks politics every Wednesday morning on WBFO.