Mass. GOP Senate hopefuls set for March 12 debateAP , Associated Press
Mar. 5, 2013 2:10 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — The three Republicans running in Massachusetts' special U.S. Senate election are set to face off for their first forum at Stonehill College.
Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and Norfolk state Rep. Daniel Winslow are scheduled to attend the March 12 event.
All three are hoping to win the support of enough Republican and independent voters in the April 30 primary to face the winner of the Democratic primary.
U.S. Reps. Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey are challenging each on the Democratic side.
A forum for Lynch and Markey has been scheduled at Stonehill on April 1.
Markey and Lynch have agreed to participate in six primary debates.
On the Republican side, Winslow has pushed for nine debates while an aide to Sullivan has said he would like to see four.