Warren Has Now Accepted Four Televised Debates; Invites Brown to Do the Same
Somerville, MA – U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's campaign today announced that she would participate in a debate at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, co-hosted by the University of Massachusetts-Boston, bringing the number of televised debates she has accepted to four while Republican Scott Brown has agreed to only two.
The debate will be televised on a date to be determined.
"Elizabeth accepts Vicki Kennedy's invitation and is looking forward to participating in a debate co-sponsored by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the University of Massachusetts. Since this contest is for the office Senator Kennedy held for close to half a century, it is appropriate the candidates honor his memory and many accomplishments by debating the real issues facing working men and women in Massachusetts," said Mindy Myers, Campaign Manager for Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts. "Elizabeth hopes that Scott Brown also accepts this important debate."
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute aims to inspire and engage future generations to become active citizens in public discourse and government.
Elizabeth Warren has previously accepted debate invitations from a consortium of media outlets in Western Massachusetts, WBZ-TV in Boston and a Boston media consortium that will also be broadcast by several stations in Western Massachusetts. The dates and formats of the debates will be determined through discussions with the hosts and the Brown campaign.
The only televised debates Brown has agreed to are the Western Massachusetts and WBZ-TV debates.
"We have now accepted four televised debates and hope that Scott Brown will join us in all of these forums. Televised debates are important to reaching the broadest audience possible and to avoid them would be a disservice to the voters of Massachusetts," said Myers.