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WABC lands first GOP mayoral debate between Curtis Sliwa and Fernando Mateo

By Oli Coleman | MAR 31, 2021

The top two GOP candidates for Mayor of New York City will square off Wednesday in the first Republican Mayoral Primary Debate, hosted by 77 WABC Radio, Page Six has exclusively learned.

The face-off between Fernando Mateo and Curtis Sliwa will be moderated by radio veteran Dominic Carter, longtime journalist and New York City native.

WABC owner John Catsimaitidis has run for mayor in the past but recently announced he wouldn’t be part of their year’s race — but will be hosting the debate instead. Topics will include crime, police, the economy, and recovery from COVID-19. “New York City is in the worst shape in modern history and this debate will be hosted with no holds barred, as these two candidates square off and take their case to the voters for the first time,” said Catsimatidis.

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