Monday, May 21, 2007

Upcoming Fifth District Debates

There are two debates that I know of coming up in the Fifth District race to replace Congressman Marty Meehan (D-Lowell). The first is this Wednesday, May 23rd from 7-9 PM at the Chelmsford Police Station Training Room 2 Olde North Road in Chelmsford. That forum will focus on the Iraq War, Middle East Foreign Policy and Military Issues. It's sponsored by the Chelmsford Democratic Committee, the Greater Lowell Area Democrats and the 3rd Middlesex Democratic Committee. I've been told that all remaining Democrats in the race have confirmed their attendance, and the Republican candidate has also been invited and is expected to be there but will not attend.

The next is being billed as a Health Care Forum, moderated by Watertown's own Dolores Mitchell, the executive director of the state's Group Insurance Commission. That debate will be held on Saturday June 2nd from 10 AM to Noon at the Hudson Portuguese Club 13 Port Street in Hudson. All of the Democrats in the race except for Rep. Jim Miceli have confirmed their presence at this debate which will also be broadcast on Hudson's Cable Access. This one is being sponsored by the Metrowest Dems and by BlogLeft, the shadowy group of Massachusetts-based progressive bloggers. As such, if you have any health-care specific questions, feel free to pose them here (or on any of the other blogs involved in this event) and we'll try to submit them to the candidates.

Update: Lynne from Left in Lowell made up this sweet graphic for the June 2nd Debate: