Innovation Park To Host Forum For U.S. Senate Candidates
Unless you’ve lived without TV or the internet for the past six months — in which case, welcome back, and thanks for making us your first stop back on the internet — you know that 2016 election campaigns are in full-swing.
With the bulk of the focus on the presidential race, it’s easy for some of the smaller races to get lost in all the commotion. To combat this, Penn State’s Innovation Park will host a forum featuring candidates vying for the democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s seat in the U.S. Senate. The hour-long forum will take place on April 9.
WPSU and the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State will sponsor the event. It’ll also be broadcasted across the state on local TV stations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Erie, Harrisburg, and Bethlehem. The groups will invite any candidate receiving more than five percent of votes in the March 24 Franklin and Marshall poll.
The forum will focus on topics relevant to students and other younger Pennsylvanians, and students will be able to submit their questions for the candidates to discuss. Patty Satalia, prominent WPSU host and Penn State alumna, will moderate the discussion using a format determined by WPSU, the McCourtney Institute, and Penn State students.
While seats at the forum are by invitation-only, those interested can watch on WPSU or watch a live stream online.
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