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Sen. Joseph Addabbo is holding a news conference tomorrow at Russo's on the Bay in Queens to discuss hydrofracking and "its adverse affects, and what it would mean for the district and state if hydrofracking is legal."
Addabbo used his opponent Councilman Eric Ulrich's support of hydraulic fracturing as a way to paint him as falling in line with the wishes of the mostly upstate Republican Senate Majority in a recent interview with Gotham Gazette. Ulrich has used his cash advantage over Addabbo to air a blitzkrieg of television spots focusing on small business in the district.
The Addabbo camp has responded with events dealing with small business across the district but this event may be an attempt on their part to dictate the issues of the campaign. A recent Siena Poll showed Addabbo only two points over Ulrich and also found that jobs and the economy are a major concern across the district.
Both men will debate at Our Lady of Grace Church, at 100-05 159 Ave. in Howard Beach on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
The debate will be co-hosted by The Queens Chronicle and Citizens Union, the sister organization of Gotham Gazette. Members of public can send questions for the candidates to
State Government Editor of The Gotham Gazette