Democratic Senate candidate debate to focus on young voters

The three Pennsylvania Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for U.S. Senate will be debating the issues in an hourlong forum at Penn State sponsored by the school’s McCourtney Institute for Democracy.

Candidates John Fetterman, Joe Sestak and Katie McGinty are competing in the April 26 primary to be their party’s candidate against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.

The focus of the Saturday evening discussion will be issues of particular importance to younger people.

Fetterman is the three-term mayor of Braddock, a steel town near Pittsburgh. Sestak is a retired Navy rear admiral and former congressman. McGinty has held high-level posts in state and federal government.

The debate will be broadcast online by WPSU and be shown on television stations in other parts of the state.

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