Citing Hurricane Sandy, Final Brown-Warren Senate Debate Won't be Held
In a statement, Brown's camp said it was "not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes."
There will be no final debate between Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, because of Hurricane Sandy. The two were scheduled to debate Tuesday on WGBH-TV.
"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 Communication Director Colin Reed. "It is simply not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes. The focus for all of us before, during and after the storm needs to be on emergency response and disaster relief, not campaigns and politics."
Mindy Myers, campaign manager for Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts, issued the following statement.
"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. With the concern for public safety and cleanup paramount, Elizabeth believes the debate should not be held tomorrow."
The debate, which was to moderated by CNN's John King, was sponsored by a group of Boston media outlets, which had planned to go forward with the Tuesday event, according to boston.com.