The San Francisco Chronicle Announces California U.S. Senate Debate Live April 25th

Mar 04, 2016, 09:00 ET from The San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in California have agreed to participate in a live broadcast debate next month at University of the Pacific.  The event is sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle, KCRA 3 and University of the Pacific.  Taking part in the debate will be Former State Republican Party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez and Former California Republican Party Chairman Duf Sundheim.

"This debate is a tremendous opportunity for Californians to learn more about the people vying for a Senate seat that hasn't been open in a generation. There is no higher calling for the state's media than to promote and facilitate civic dialogue about the issues that face our communities, and we are thrilled to be partnering with KCRA 3 and University of the Pacific to bring this important conversation to California," said Chronicle Editor in Chief Audrey Cooper.

The debate will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday April 25 at the DeRosa University Center on the Stockton Campus of University of the Pacific.

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About KCRA 3
KCRA 3, a Hearst Television station, went on the air September 3, 1955. It was the first television station in the Sacramento Valley capable of color transmission, use of videotape and the first to broadcast in HD. The station's involvement and dedication to responsible reporting is embodied in their slogan, "Where the News Comes First®."  KCRA 3 is the recipient of multiple Emmy and Edward R Murrow awards.  KCRA 3's website address is

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About University of the Pacific
Established in 1851 as the first chartered institution of higher education in California, University of the Pacific prepares students for professional and personal success through rigorous academics, small classes, and a supportive and engaging culture. Widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West, the Stockton campus offers more than 80 majors in seven schools. The university's distinctive Northern California footprint also includes a campus in San Francisco, home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and new graduate programs in health, food and technology fields, and in Sacramento, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and new graduate programs in health, education, business and public policy. For more information, visit


SOURCE The San Francisco Chronicle