Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has criticized Republican Sen. Scott Brown for not agreeing to more televised debates leading up to the Massachusetts Senate election.
Warren wants to have four televised debates, and the two have agreed to one at UMass Lowell co-hosted by the Boston Herald, as well as one hosted by WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller.
Warren would like to see debates in other parts of the state, including Central Massachusetts and today she agreed to one in New Bedford hosted by the SouthCoast Alliance. She has accepted the invitation a debate in Worcester, which would be sponsored by the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Telegram and Gazette.
Sen. Brown's campaign countered that he has agreed to six debates, including two radio debates which Warren has not accepted. The six debates are the most by an incumbent, his campaign was quoted as saying in a Boston Herald article.
So far, Brown has not agreed to a debate at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute which would be hosted by Victoria Kennedy, the widow of the late senator. Brown debanded that Kennedy agree to remain neutral in the race.
Along with the two TV debates, Brown has accepted debates on WTKK radio with talk show hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, and with WBZ Radio with talk show host Dan Rea.
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