Scott Brown has already accepted a debate at UMass Amherst on November 8 that is being sponsored by the League of Women Voters as well as a yet to be scheduled debate sponsored by the Boston Chamber of Commerce.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sen. Scott P. Brown’s campaign today turned down an invite to debate challenger Jack E. Robinson at the John F. Kennedy Library on Nov. 16, saying they object to the sponsors and the venue.
“They might as well invite us to the Democratic Party headquarters and let (Gov.) Deval Patrick ask the questions,” said Brown communications director Eric Fehrnstrom. “We want a debate with a neutral setting with an impartial and unprejudiced sponsor.”
The debate was supposed to be sponsored by the Kennedy Institute for the United State’s Senate. Peter Meade, the institute’s president, has donated to Attorney General Martha Coakley and U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano, two Democratic candidates in the U.S. Senate race.