Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Local Republican and Democratic Party members from across the state will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate live in our chat room. Join in with your questions!
Local Republican and Democratic Party members from across Massachusetts will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney live in our chat room above. We'll start at 8:30 p.m. with some pre-debate talk before the debate begins at 9 p.m. If you have a comment you'd like to add to the discussion, or a question for one of our panelists, type it in the chat room above once we're underway. Patch staff will pick out the best comments and questions to add to the chat.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Incumbent Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren squared off in their first debate Thursday night.
Republican Senator Scott Brown faced off against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren Thursday night in a debate televised by WBZ-TV. The Thursday debate was the first of four planned tilts between the candidates, and it saw disagreement between the two on just about every topic. Polls have seesawed over the last week, with Brown and Warren swapping small leads, as they have throughout the campaign. The debates may provide one or the other an opportunity to change voter minds and swing the election his or her way. Central to Thursday's debate was the focus on taxes, jobs and the economy. "He has said he will defend the top 2 percent and the top 3 percent...and will hold the other 98% of families hostage," Warren said, referencing Brown's…
The two candidates for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts faced off in their first live debate on Thursday night.
Stark differences came out early and often between U.S. Senate candidates Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown in their first debate, with disagreements on everything from tax policy, job creation and women's rights. Over and over during the Thursday debate, Warren chose to bring up Sen. Brown's voting record, and Brown chose to point out that Warren's plan would raise taxes on everyone and stifle job creation. "He has said he will defend the top 2 percent and the top 3 percent ... and will hold the other 98 percent of families hostage," Warren said, referencing Brown's position against extending the Bush-era tax cuts unless it also contained cuts for the country's top earners. Brown countered by noting that Warren's policies would raise …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Seven candidates seeking an at-large seat on the Somerville Board of Aldermen squared off against each other during a debate hosted by SCATV's "Greater Somerville."
Watch the at-large alderman debate. Candidates seeking an at-large seat on the Somerville Board of Aldermen participated in a debate Oct. 17 to discuss a wide range of issues, from schools, to affordable housing, business development, the Green Line extension, Assembly Square and more. The debate, hosted by Somerville Community Access Television's "Greater Somerville," will air a number of times throughout the week on channel 3 on both RCN and Comcast cable: You may also watch the debate online. The election is on Nov. 8.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Your question could be included in the Oct. 17 alderman at-large debate held at Somerville Theatre.
Got something you'd like to ask an at-large alderman candidate? Something about the Green Line extension? Affordable housing in Somerville? Potholes? All seven candidates running for an at-large seat on the Somerville Board of Aldermen are participating in a debate on Oct. 17 at the Somerville Theatre. Panelists from Somerville Patch, the Boston Globe, Somerville Journal and Somerville News will be asking questions, and the debate is being presented by SCATV's "Greater Somerville."
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The seven at-large candidates will debate from Somerville Theatre on SCATV's "Greater Somerville."
Candidates seeking election to one the Somerville Board of Aldermen's four at-large seats will debate live on Oct. 17 at the Somerville Theatre. The debate is presented by and will air on "Greater Somerville" on Somerville Community Access Television. All seven candidates for at-large seats are expected to participate, and Joe Lynch, host of "Greater Somerville," will moderate the debate. Panelists from Somerville Patch, Somerville Journal, the Boston Globe and Somerville News will ask questions. The seven at-large candidates are John Connolly, Bruce Desmond, Dennis Sullivan, William White Todd Easton, Michael Neonakis and Sean Fitzgerald. Somerville's general election is on Nov. 8, and in addition to the at-large race, there are …