The GOP's 2008 presidential nominee spoke at a forum at Washington's Newseum, sponsored by Reuters.
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Just this year we sponsored the Reaching Out MBA Conference and in that conference I introduced my fiancé to everybody.
1650s, from Late Latin sponsor "sponsor in baptism," in Latin "a surety, guarantee," from sponsus, past participle of spondere "give assurance, promise solemnly" (see spondee). Sense of "person who pays for a radio (or, after 1947, TV) program" is first recorded 1931. The verb is attested from 1884, "to favor or support;" commercial broadcasting sense is from 1931.