Katko, Balter spar over I-81, Social Security during final TV debate before election

With two days to go until Election Day, U.S. Rep. John Katko and Democratic challenger Dana Balter clashed early and often Sunday during the final televised debate of the 24th Congressional District race.

A question about Medicare and Social Security from NewsChannel 9 moderator Dan Cummings led to the first of many exchanges between the candidates. Katko, R-Camillus, said the programs are solvent for now, but he’s willing to work with members of both parties to preserve them. Balter, D-Syracuse shared that sentiment, saying that the programs are “contracts our government makes with our people.”

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