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Watch the Entire Fiery Debate Between Andrew Cuomo, Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo

Wednesday’s debate between Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo, rivals for New York’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination, was marked by charges of lying and corruption.

It was the first debate between Cuomo, the incumbent, and Nixon, the out actress and activist challenging him from the left. It will likely be their only one before the September 13 primary.

At Long Island’s Hoftstra University, Nixon contended Cuomo had been too willing  to make deals with Republicans and had taken progressive positions only because he was forced to. She also called him corrupt. Cuomo accused her of not releasing her tax records (she has), and of offering “fiction, not facts.” Each accused the other of lying.

“Can you stop interrupting?” Cuomo said at one point. “Can you stop lying?” Nixon responded. “Yeah, as soon as you do,” he said.

Over the course of an hour, the candidates covered health care, labor issues, transportation, and more, along with delivering attacks on each other's record and credibility. Watch the full debate below.

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