This was a debate between the Republican Jeff Perry, Democrat Bill Keating, and three independent candidates, MaryAnne Lewis, Jim Sheets and Joe Van Nes, hosted by WATD and the Plymouth League of Women Voters, and held at Plymouth Town Hall.
Perry and Keating Call Each Other Liars
The debate was heated at times. An hour and 15 minutes into the debate an exchange between Perry and Keating devolved almost into a shouting match. Perry pulled from one of this jacket pockets a political mailing from the Democratic party saying that he favors cutting Social Security benefits and raising the retirement age, calling those statements “lies” targeted at scaring seniors into voting for Keating.