2nd Hampden and Hampshire Democratic candidates debate

Christopher Hopewell, Patrick Leahy seeking party's nomination

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Primary day is now only one week away, and 22News is working for you with a series of debates between candidates looking for your vote on  September 9. On Tuesday afternoon, 22News anchor Rich Tettemer will moderate a debate between two Democratic candidates seeking their party’s nomination in the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire Senate District.

Christopher Hopewell and Patrick Leahy, both Holyoke residents, are seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Sen. Don Humason (R-Westfield) in November.

If you missed the debate, which aired at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, you can watch it in its entirety here on WWLP.com.

The 2nd Hampden and Hampshire district includes all of Agawam, Easthampton, Granville, Holyoke, Montgomery, Russell, Southampton, Southwick, Tolland, and Westfield, as well as part of Chicopee.

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