Ongoing Debate. That is the status of the dialogue over the gubernatorial debates. Zeldin the challenger has proposed 5 encounters. Hochul the incumbent resists this and wants only one. She is clearly afraid of coming out of hiding and facing the voters. With one month to go until the election she hangs on to her rose garden campaign. She is a coward who is fearful of going one on one in an unscripted forum. Ongoing Debate. Hochul is desperate to maintain her lead and unwilling to come clean with the public !!