06/06/2012 01:03 pm ET Updated Aug 06, 2012

Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown To Participate In 4 Televised Debates

Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will face off against Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in four televised debates, her campaign announced Wednesday.

"It is of paramount importance that the people of Massachusetts be able to hear from both candidates for U.S. Senate," said Mindy Myers, Warren's campaign manager. "Televised debates will allow voters across the state to hear about the issues from both candidates and see the clear contrast between them."

Warren had formally accepted two debate invitations, one with a consortium of media outlets in Springfield and another with WBZ-TV, a CBS affiliate station in Boston. Earlier this week, Brown challenged her to "three or four debates" in addition to those.

The incumbent senator, who has sought to position himself as an independent through a series of ads, confirmed yesterday through a spokesman that he will be participating in all four debates.