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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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is a senior Supply Chain Management major with an Economics minor (Read: Business Douche) from South Jersey. He has an intense fear of graduating so please don't bring it up. He writes about stupid things nobody cares about, and student life if the site is low on content that is clearly supposed be funny but is really very unfunny. He is lovingly (?) known around the staff as Baby Mike which may or may not be because he has a child (hint: it’s not). He’s also a second generation Penn Stater who has been wearing Penn State sweatshirts since before he was two, a habit he hasn’t grown out of. If you really hate yourself, you can follow him on twitter at @mike_reisman or email him at [email protected]

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