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University of the Pacific is proud to partner with the San Francisco Chronicle and KCRA in hosting a live broadcast debate among the leading Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in California.

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About KCRA 3

KCRA 3, a Hearst Television station, went on the air Sept. 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 its slogan, "Where the News Comes First."  KCRA 3 is the recipient of multiple Emmy and Edward R Murrow awards.

Hearst Television, a national multi-media company, owns and operates 31 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 32 U.S. cities and reaching approximately 19 percent of U.S. television households.  The TV stations broadcast 60 video channels, featuring local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming, and local community service-oriented programs.  The stations also host and operate digital on-line and mobile platforms that extend the company's brands and content to local, national and international audiences.  Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.  Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation.

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About the San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle is the largest newspaper in Northern California and the second largest on the West Coast. Acquired by Hearst Corporation in 2000, The San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 by Charles and Michael de Young and has been awarded six Pulitzer Prizes for journalistic excellence. With name-brand voices and a keen editorial eye, the Chronicle is an authority that still surprises. Follow them on Twitter @SFChronicle.

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Additional sponsorship opportunities

In keeping with our mission to prepare individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities, University of the Pacific recognizes the U.S. Senate Debate as a tremendous opportunity to engage both students and the community in the electoral process. While inherently valuable to our local community, however, there are also significant expenses associated with the undertaking.

University of the Pacific is seeking sponsorships to offset various costs, and has thoughtfully prepared ways in which donors can be recognized for their generosity. For information about how you or your organization can contribute to the success of this historic event, please contact Scott Biederman, assistant vice president for development, at 209.946.2166 or

Thank you to our sponsors

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