ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Donna Edwards battled aggressively in their first debate in the Maryland Democratic primary for Senate.
The radio debate was held Friday on "The Kojo Nnamdi Show" on WAMU-FM in Washington.
Van Hollen repeatedly criticized Edwards for "misleading Maryland voters," by saying he would harm Social Security and Medicare. Van Hollen says he is the candidate with the experience to get things done.
Edwards says Van Hollen is a Washington insider, who operates from "the 30,000-foot level." She says too many people are struggling to stay in the middle class. She says she is better able to relate to them as a single mother and help.
Each criticized the other for missing important meetings.
They are running to succeed retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski.