By Dan Glaun | dglaun@masslive.com   

Harrington, who lost to Lesser in the 2014 Democratic primary before joining the Republican party and launching a rematch campaign this year, said he hopes to debate Lesser in each of the nine municipalities within the First Hampden and Hampshire state Senate District.

“I believe that every voter deserves the opportunity to compare and contrast the candidates for this very important position. I have some very different thoughts on the role of elected officials than Mr. Lesser does and I also have very different life experiences than he has had,” said Harrington, a convenience store owner, part-time police officer and School Committee chair in Ludlow. Continue Reading “Chip Harrington challenges Eric Lesser to nine debates” on MassLive.com”

debates 1 / 7 In this 2014 Republican file photo, James Chip Harrington, candidate for the First Hampden/Hampshire State Senate district, is seen outside the Frederick Harris School polling location in Springfield. ( MARK M.MURRAY / THE REPUBLICAN )

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In this 2014 Republican file photo, James Chip Harrington, candidate for the First Hampden/Hampshire State Senate district, is seen outside the Frederick Harris School polling location in Springfield. ( MARK M.MURRAY / THE REPUBLICAN )

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