U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren are set to meet in what’s sure to be a nationally watched UMass Lowell/Herald debate this fall.
The Sept. 27 debate is set to be moderated by NBC’s “Meet the Press” anchor David Gregory at the Tsongas Center on the University of Massachusetts at Lowell campus.
The one-hour debate before a student audience will be offered for live broadcast to all local, cable and network stations, as well as radio and the Web.
Warren’s campaign agreed to the debate offer yesterday, followed by Brown’s campaign last night.
“Elizabeth has consistently advocated for four televised debates to give the people of Massachusetts the chance to see the clear difference between her support for middle class families and Scott Brown’s support for Wall Street,” Warren strategist Doug Rubin said in a statement. “We look forward to a Herald debate in the fall hosted by David Gregory.”
Brown’s campaign said the debate is the final offer he will accept in this campaign.
“Senator Brown has now committed to six debates, including the two radio debates Professor Warren has refused to accept. By Election Day, Senator Brown will have participated in six debates – the most of any incumbent Massachusetts Senator in 16 years,” Brown campaign spokesman Colin Reed said in a statement.
Herald publisher Patrick J. Purcell said he is happy both candidates have accepted.
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This story first ran in Boston Herald on June 22, 2012.