Candidates prepare for 1st Mass. Senate debate
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- The candidates in the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts are preparing for the first of three head-to-head debates scheduled during the final weeks of the campaign.
Republican Gabriel Gomez said during a campaign stop in Lawrence on Tuesday that the message he will try to convey to voters at Wednesday night's debate will be that the election is about the future, not the past.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey said he is looking forward to discussing the major issues facing the country and highlighting the differences between him and Gomez.
The debate will be held at the WBZ-TV studios in Boston.
Markey and Gomez are also scheduled to debate in western Massachusetts next Tuesday and again in Boston on June 18.
The special election is June 25.