POLL: Should Scott Brown Agree to More Senate Debates?

Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren has agreed to more debates than the Republican senator and has called on Brown to agree to more.

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.

What do you think? Should Sen. Brown agree to more debates? Vote in the poll and comment below.

Dan O'Neil June 26, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Why bother. He'll bring the ethnicity question up and like she always does won't answer it. Pinnochiohontis is misleading people and ultimately she's gonna lose anyways. At least with Brown I know what I'm voting for. This woman can't answer questions on her ethnicity so in my mind she is not being honest.
Laurie June 26, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Yes, with Brown you know you are voting for a guy who has met with Kings and Queens--very impressive--but wait, he misspoke about that--numerous times. Just like he lied about seeing the dead picture of Bid Laden. I'd rather hear them debate so I know where they stand on the issues that matter to me and effect my community. I vote on issues because unless you know them personally, its impossible to know someone's true character by relying on stories from the press which is being fed information by the opposing campaigns.


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