ELECTION 2012
4:31 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Warren: 'Brown and I Agreed to Four Debates'

Elizabeth Warren addresses supporters in Gloucester on Oct. 31, 2012.
Credit Elizabeth Warren / Facebook

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Elizabeth Warren toured north of Boston today, traveling from Gloucester to Haverhill to Concord. She urged supporters to knock on doors and make calls on her behalf, and expressed frustration with the Scott Brown campaign. The candidates had been scheduled to debate each other at the WGBH studios on Oct. 30 but could not agree on a new date after Hurricane Sandy postponed the event.

Warren told dozens of supporters at her crowded headquarters in Haverhill that she’s disappointed that Scott Brown would not agree to reschedule Tuesday’s debate. As a result, that debate has been canceled.

“I thought Senator Brown and I agreed to 4 debates. I thought the people of Massachusetts were entitled to see the candidates stand up and talk about the issues. And evidently Senator Brown doesn’t want to do that, doesn’t want to have to defend the votes he’s taken on women, on taxes, on oil subsidies. Of course I’m disappointed that he doesn’t want to stand and let the people of Massachusetts hear him try to defend his votes,” Warren said.

With less than a week before voters go to the polls, Warren said this Election Day will set a tone for the next 50 years in the United States, “I am out there working my heart out because I am committed down to my toes that our children and grandchildren will grow up in a world of expanding opportunity and we will make those investments to make that happen.”

Warren emphasized that if elected, she promises to fight for women and the middle class.

Emily Rooney sits down with Warren on Greater Boston at 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

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