Former Rep. Kathy Hochul on Sunday in Buffalo declined to weigh in when asked whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo should debate his Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

“That’s certainly their call to make,” she said.

Asked again by reporters at the Pulaski Day Parade whether Astorino should be given at least one hour to debate the governor, Hochul again demurred.

“That’s for them to decide,” she said.

Asked a third time, Hochul said she was focused on traveling around the state, noting that she met with voters on Staten Island to discuss recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

“I’m not involved at that level I’m very preoccupied with meeting people around the state,” she said while adding, “I’m not going to get involved in those political questions.”

Astorino, who also participated in the parade, reiterated his call for debates with the incumbent.

Astornio has called for at least eight regional debates with the governor.

If anything, debating Cuomo would help Astorino, who trails 37 percentage points behind Cuomo in a Siena College poll released today as well as fundraising.

“I think it’s important Andrew Cuomo go mano-a-mano unless he’s a coward,” he said. “I’m not.”

And he remains opposed to having third-party candidates sharing the stage in a debate, saying Cuomo could potentially hide behind them.

“I think it’s important just Andrew Cuomo and me,” he said. “We’re the only two people who are going to win this election.”

Update: Cuomo campaign spokesman Peter Kauffmann responded to Astorino’s criticism.

“Rob Astorino has taken so many sides of various issues, he could hold 8 debates just with himself. Which Rob is going to show up — the candidate who promised to cut property taxes by 20 percent or the county executive of the highest taxed county in the nation?”