Democratic Senate candidates square off in WBZ/Globe debate

The Democratic Senate hopefuls meet at 7:00 p.m. in their first debate since last week’s Boston Marathon bombings. Representative Edward J. Markey and Representative Stephen F. Lynch will go toe-to-toe at WBZ-TV studios in Allston in a debate sponsored by WBZ-TV and The Boston Globe. The debate will be anchored by Jon Keller of WBZ, with Globe Political Editor Cynthia Needham asking additional questions of the candidates.

The hour-long debate will air live on WBZ-TV and will stream online at,, and It will also air WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM.

The winner of the Democratic primary will face either private equity investor and former Navy SEAL Gabriel E. Gomez, former US attorney Michael J. Sullivan, or state Representative Daniel B. Winslow.


Both the Democratic and Republican primaries are scheduled for April 30. The general election is slated for June 25.

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