Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has agreed to participate in an online chat with Boston.com readers this Friday.
The session will run from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Questions will be accepted in advance, and the chat will be moderated to ensure coverage of a variety of topics.
A link to the chat room will be posted on “Political Intelligence” in the near future.
A similar invitation has been extended to the Republican incumbent, Senator Scott Brown, but his staff has not responded to the invitation.
Brown and Warren are engaged in one of the most hotly contested and closely watched US Senate races in the country.
Brown is seeking his first full, six-year Senate term after stunning the Democratic establishment in January 2010 by winning the seat held for nearly a half-century by the late Democrat Edward M. Kennedy.
Warren, a Harvard Law School professor, is making her first foray into elective politics, after working in Washington heading the Congressional Oversight Panel monitoring the TARP program, and setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.