Our Views: Mangano excuse is debatable

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Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano has bowed out of a debate with his opponent in the upcoming election against former county Executive Thomas Suozzi.

The debate, which was to take place on Oct. 15, was organized by Hofstra University and the League of Women Voters of Nassau County.

The Mangano campaign said their candidate could not attend because of a “scheduling conflict.”

This debate has been planned for months. The league contacted the candidates in June. 

What has suddenly come up that is more important?

The debates are a tradition in Nassau County and they provide a valuable service to the voters. 

We will be watching on the 15th to see exactly what it is on Mangano’s calendar that is more important than taking part in this debate.

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