Final Massachusetts Senate Debate Rained Out
It appears that the final Massachusetts Senate debate is off, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy.
Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren were scheduled to face off for the fourth time Tuesday night. But Monday afternoon, Brown's campaign sent out a statement saying he would not participate in the debate. Warren's campaign later sent a statement saying Warren believes it shouldn't be held tomorrow.
"The Scott Brown campaign today announced that out of concern for the hardship faced by people in the path of Hurricane Sandy that he will not be participating in tomorrow's fourth and final debate," said Brown spokesperson Colin Reed in the statement. "It is simply not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes."
"Elizabeth believes the focus now must be on public safety and ensuring people get the help they need during the storm and in its aftermath," said Warren campaign manager Mindy Myers in their statement. "With the concern for public safety and cleanup paramount, Elizabeth believes the debate should not be held tomorrow."
Last week, Brown offered Warren a ride to the debate if conditions got bad.