Jeff Beatty to debate John Kerry Monday at 8 p.m. on NECN

U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Beatty and John Kerry square off in the first of two debates Monday Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. on New England Cable News. After months of stalling, it seems, Sen. Kerry has managed to take time away from his cross-country campaigning for Obama to actually come home to Massachusetts — you remember where that is, right, Sen. Kerry? — to answer to his constituents.

Of course, as rotten luck would have it, the only televised Beatty-Kerry matchup will air opposite the Patriots game on Monday Night Football. Boy, poor Senator Kerry just can’t seem to catch a break, can he? First, Kerry’s 19-minute debate against primary challenger Ed O’Reilly airs on a Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and now his debate against Beatty goes up against a major primetime sporting event. The cynics among us might even suspect Kerry planned it that way to ensure that as few angry voters tune in as possible.

Kerry has reason to be afraid. No doubt Beatty — a Purple Heart recipient and former FBI and CIA agent –will come out swinging, holding Kerry accountable for his egregious record of taking $19 million in campaign contributions from the same Wall Street giants he voted to have his constituents bail out.

So, let’s review: Kerry — the richest member of Congress – spends 24 years selling his soul to Wall Street bigwigs and Washington lobbyists. When the you-know-what hits the fan, Kerry sells out his constituents again by voting to have struggling taxpayers bail out his millionaire Wall Street cronies. And while other congressmen at least make an effort to solve this financial crisis, Kerry goes traipsing around the country campaigning for a cabinet seat — uh, I mean campaigning for Obama. Yeah, that’s it, Obama.

Be afraid, Sen. Kerry. Be very afraid.

NECN’s debate will be followed by a one-hour radio debate scheduled to air Monday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. on WTKK 96.9 FM. Think Sen. “Cash and Kerry” had anything to do with that time slot?

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