The state Board of Elections was expected to certify the...

The state Board of Elections was expected to certify the petitions of Lee Zeldin, Harry Wilson, Rob Astorino and Andrew Giuliani to run in the Republican primary for governor June 28. Credit: Newsday File

The first debate among Republican candidates for governor will be held on June 13, WCBS-TV and WCBS880 announced Friday.

The forum will feature former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, business CEO Harry Wilson, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. It will be held at 7 p.m. at the CBS broadcast center in Manhattan.

Campaign officials with the candidates said more debates are being discussed but haven’t been finalized.

The Republican and Democratic gubernatorial primaries will be held June 28.

In the GOP race, Zeldin, a four-term congressman and ally of ex-President Donald Trump, has lined up the backing of almost all the Republican county chairs in the state. He was named the party’s official designee at its convention in March.

Astorino and Wilson have sought to portray themselves as more electable Republicans than Zeldin in the November general election. Astorino was the party’s 2014 candidate for governor; Wilson, its 2010 candidate for state comptroller.

Giuliani has touted he has the highest name recognition in polls of any of the GOP candidates — but he also has the highest negative ratings in the polls.

On the Democratic side, Gov. Kathy Hochul will participate in two debates against her Demcoratic rivals — Rep. Tom Suozzi of Glen Cove and New York Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. The forums will be June 7, hosted by WCBS, and June 16, by WNBC.

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