Markey, Gomez clash in first US Senate debate
BOSTON (AP) -- Democrat Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez have clashed in their first debate in Massachusetts' special U.S. Senate election, sparring on abortion, national security and guns.
One of the fiercest exchanges came at the very end of Wednesday's debate.
Asked if he could support a law requiring a woman to wait 24 hours before having an abortion, Gomez that such a requirement "is not asking a lot."
A spokesman later said Gomez wouldn't support such a law.
Markey said the decision to have an abortion should be between a woman and her doctor.
The candidates also differed over congressional hearings into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and whether the U.S. should impose a "no fly zone" over Syria.
The election is June 25.