University Park to be site of many political stops in coming week

The University Park campus will be a hotbed of political activity soon as numerous candidates for office swing through for visits in the coming days, including both Pennsylvania gubernatorial contenders.

The political stumping begins on Saturday, Oct. 23, with a stop outside Old Main Joe Sestak, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate against Republican Pat Toomey. Sestak’s visit is sponsored by the College Democrats and he plans to speak from the steps of Old Main between 2 and 4 p.m.

On Monday, Oct. 25, Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato will take part in an hour-long educational forum in the HUB-Robeson Center’s Heritage Hall. The event will begin at 3 p.m. and no tickets are required, but space is limited with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Onorato is expected to focus his remarks on higher education issues.

Onorato’s visit is sponsored by the Penn State Grassroots Network, a legislative education and advocacy group, the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments and Penn State’s Graduate Student Association.

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, Republican Tom Corbett, who is running against Onorato in the gubernatorial race, and Republican Senate candidate Toomey also will appear at an event in the HUB from 10 a.m. to noon. The location has been tentatively set as Room 129, with space for 150 people. Corbett's and Toomey's visit is sponsored by the College Republicans.

With the Nov. 2 election looming candidates are seeking to gain voter support in the final days.

 

Last Updated October 21, 2010