Wash U Not Chosen to Host 2012 Presidential Debate

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Washington University will not host a Presidential Debate next year, but will serve as a backup site. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday it has chosen Denver Colorado, Hempstead New York, and Boca Raton Florida as the sites for three debates in October 2012.

One vice presidential debate will be held in Danville, Kentucky.

The Commission says the debates between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger will take place:

  • Oct. 3 at the University of Denver
  • Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
  • Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
  • The vice presidential debate is set for Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Ky.

    The commission was established in 1987 and has sponsored the official presidential and vice presidential debates since 1988.

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    • Ed Golterman

      Saint Louis and Missouri are becoming less significant, economically and politically.
      We are centrally located, but offer less and less in contrast to other cities and states. And, have lost a seat in Congress. Biotech doesn’t seem to be doing it, yet.

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