The two candidates in the hotly contested Democratic primary race for Maryland’s open U.S. Senate seat have agreed to two more debates, with just over a month to go before the April 26 primary.
Reps. Donna F. Edwards and Chris Van Hollen debated for the first time last Friday and are scheduled to square off again in Baltimore on Friday.
Their campaigns announced Wednesday that they will also debate next Tuesday and on April 5. The Tuesday debate will be televised in both the Washington and Baltimore markets, while the April 5 debate will air on the Larry Young Morning show on Baltimore radio station WOLB.
The campaigns also announced three newly scheduled candidate forums: Monday, sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council; next Thursday, sponsored by the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee, the county chamber of commerce and the county branch of the NAACP; and April 11, in Montgomery County, sponsored by Progressive Neighbors, the Women’s Democratic Club and Leisure World.
A previously announced candidate forum is scheduled for April 9. The campaigns said in a joint statement that additional forums will be announced at a later time.