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Video: Clips of Hochul-Collins debate

Congressional candidates Chris Collins and Kathleen C. Hochul squared off in a televised debate Tuesday at the WNED-TV studios in Buffalo. The event was sponsored by WNED, WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, WXXI-AM and FM in Rochester, WHEC-TV in Rochester, the League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara and The Buffalo News.

WBFO/WNED News Director Jim Ranney moderated the affair, with questions posed by Robert J. McCarthy of The News, Claudine Ewing of WGRZ and Julie Philipp of WXXI.

In this highlight video, the candidates address job creation and the role of government and give their closing statements:

Also check out debate analysis by The News' Bob McCarthy, a story by T.J. Pignataro recapping the debate and interviews with Erie County's Republican and Democratic party chairmen.

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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

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Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

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Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

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