Republicans are crowing that a request for debates from Sen. Darrel Aubertine is a sign the Democrat has internal polls showing him in trouble against GOP challenger Patty Ritchie.
Team Aubertine today challenged Ms. Ritchie to debates because their spokesman says no one knows Patty. But if nobody knows her , how can she be ahead ?
Republicans privately say their candidate will outwork the Democrat and that a revulsion towards the dysfunctional Senate will cripple Aubertine.
Debates usually change little as they are not telecast, although both sides have agreed to a joint session on the Jeff Cole program Public Eye on WPBS.
This will be a dogfight race as Democrats need it to retain control of the Senate.