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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Tonight’s the night for the first debate between Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, State Rep. Geoff Diehl, moderated by your truly and aired live at 8 p.m. right here on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and TV38.
And everybody watching will bring their own agenda to the experience.
Warren haters will want to see Diehl follow up on his claim on national TV the other day that “honesty with Elizabeth Warren seems to be a foreign word.”
Warren lovers will want to see her strip the bark off Diehl, casting him as a Trump clone with all of the evil, backward-looking baggage that implies to most Democrats.
But what about the rest of you who will watch or listen to the Senate debate tonight? Those of you who either harbor some doubts about both candidates or simply want to vote for the one who talks the most sense on the issues that matter to you?
For those of you who want a senator who will protect you from being pushed around or exploited, both candidates have a story to tell.
You may recall that Diehl was a key organizer of the 2014 ballot question that repealed a law automatically hiking the gas tax. Diehl and his allies successfully argued that tax hikes without a vote in the legislature was taxation without representation.
And there are plenty of examples of Warren calling out big corporations for predatory behavior toward consumers. Her core argument is that a lobbyist-run Washington doesn’t do enough to protect you from that sort of thing.
Hey, maybe there is common ground between these two.
Tune in tonight to find out.
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