Victoria Reggie Kennedy, widow of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, has invited Senator Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, to a debate in September moderated by former television newsman Tom Brokaw.
On Monday night, the Warren campaign agreed to participate in the matchup. A spokesman for Brown said his campaign would consider the request.
In a letter received by both candidates Friday, Vicki Kennedy said the debate would be cosponsored by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the University of Massachusetts Boston.
“The EMK Institute is nonpartisan and committed to educating our public about our government, especially the United States Senate,” Kennedy wrote. “UMass Boston, the only public university in the city, is dedicated to opening the doors of educational opportunity. . . . The missions of the EMK Institute and the university dovetail perfectly with the goal of a serious Senate debate and exchange of ideas.”
It would be held Sept. 26 at the UMass Boston Campus Center, broadcast locally on NBC-TV affiliates, and possibly to a national audience via MSNBC. Brokaw was the longtime anchor of NBC Nightly News.
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