New England News
4:39 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Brown Rejects Kennedy Institute Debate Invite

Senator Scott Brown’s campaign says the Republican incumbent won’t take part in a debate hosted by the Kennedy Institute  and U-Mass Boston.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

            Brown’s campaign said he would not participate in what it  labeled a quote..partisan Kennedy debate.    Brown had insisted he would consider participating only if Senator Kennedy’s widow, who is chairman of the Boston based institute, agreed  to remain neutral in the race between Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren.  Representatives of the Kennedy Institute called Brown’s demand “ inappropriate”.   The Brown and Warren campaigns, have squabbled publically about participating in debates.  They’ve so far  agreed to just two.. in Boston and one in Springfield..Dates to be determined.