New England News
10:58 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Democratic Senate Candidates Hold Fiery Debate

The two Democratic candidates in the special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts argued bitterly over their Congressional voting records for much of an hour long debate Tuesday night in Springfield.

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey at a Democratic senate candidates debate in Springfield
Credit The Republican ( debate pool photograph)

Representative Stephen Lynch and Representative Edward Markey slammed each other over votes on issues including homeland security, healthcare reform, and free trade.  At one point, Lynch called Markey a “ liar” after Markey claimed  Lynch had opposed the federal bailout of the auto industry in 2008.

Markey accused Lynch of  deliberately distorting votes Markey had cast to make it appear Markey is weak on homeland security.  Polls show Markey continues to be the front runner in the race that has turned nasty just in the closing days.