Skidmore students react to debate
Skidmore students were excited to host the debate on their campus. As our Matt Hunter explains, seeing Gillibrand and Long square off in person was an up close lesson in politics.
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Students and staff at Skidmore said they were excited to host the debate. Over 600 people lined up for a chance to hear the two woman go head to head. Of those people, one-third of them were students. For some, this is the first time they will be able to vote, and they said that seeing the debate is a good chance to see politics at work.
"I'm pretty honored they're here. I wish I was in there watching, but it's pretty great," said Julia Mazzarella, Skidmore College senior.
Geoff Green, another senior, added, "It seemed kind of interesting to actually see it live. You see it on TV, but it's kind of a different experience to see it live and in-person, it's definitely a different feel."
For those who weren't able to watch the debate in-person, there were TV's set up at different locations across campus.