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FIORINA California Senate Race.JPGBarbara Boxer.JPGThe first and only U.S. Senate debate scheduled so far between Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday night at St. Mary's College in Moraga.

Bay Area-based TV station KTVU is co-hosting the debate along with the San Francisco Chronicle and public radio and TV station KQED. KCRA Channel 3 in Sacramento and KQED radio, 89.3 FM in Sacramento, will broadcast the one-hour debate live, and the event will also be streamed on Other public radio stations and their partner TV outlets will broadcast the debate live as well.

KTVU political editor Randy Shandobil will moderate the debate, with a media panelist featuring Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci, La Opinion senior political writer Pilar Marrero and KQED radio host Scott Shafer.

Boxer and Fiorina are locked in one of the country's most-watched U.S. Senate races, with public opinion polls showing the two women in a tight contest.

PHOTO CREDITS: Left, California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina campaigns at a roundtable of business women at a cafe in Los Altos on July 20 (AP Photo/ Paul Sakuma). Right, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, Sacramento Bee file photo.


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