BOSTON (AP) - The head of the Massachusetts Democratic Party is challenging his Republican counterpart to a series of five debates on the parties' competing platforms.
Democratic chairman John Walsh said he wants the debates to focus on issues like job creation, middle-class security, Medicare, women's health care and equal pay.
Walsh made the offer in a letter Tuesday to Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Bob Maginn.
Walsh said he envisioned debates in Framingham, Salem, Worcester, Springfield and New Bedford hosted jointly by both parties.
Massachusetts Republican Party Communications Director Tim Buckley didn't respond to the offer, but said Walsh's time would be better spent giving anger management classes to Elizabeth Warren's driver and staff.
That's a reference to a video showing an encounter between a cab driver for Warren and a Republican campaign "tracker."