In one of the most closely watched Senate races in the 2012 election, Republican Sen. Scott Brown and liberal darling Elizabeth Warren are gearing up for a series of four debates this fall which will do much to determine who represents Massachusetts in the Senate in November.
With polls indicating that the race between the Republican Senator and liberal law professor is tightening (46% Brown vs. 45% Warren), the debates will play a pivotal role in deciding the vote. Nine percent of voters remain still undecided, putting a large swath of the voting Massachusetts public up for grabs for both candidates.
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The campaigns have been trading nasty jabs of late, as they went toe-to-toe for the first time with negative ads battling over everything from abortion to equal pay and taxes. Warren is planning a rally on Saturday with Governor Deval Patrick, while Brown has been in Washington for much of the week.
But, on Thursday, the two will meet face-to-face for the first time when they debate on WBZ-TV for the first of four televised debates. For the October 10 debate in Springfield, tickets sold out within about 30 minutes.
Here is a schedule of the upcoming debates between the candidates: Sept. 20, hosted by WBZ-TV, Channel 4, the Boston CBS affiliate; Oct. 1, hosted by the University of Massachusetts-Lowell; Oct. 10, hosted at Springfield's Symphony Hall and broadcast live on several media outlets, including CBS-3 Springfield, ABC-40/Fox6, and on WFCR 88.5 FM; and Oct. 30, hosted by a Boston media consortium.
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