Birmingham loses bid to hold 2016 general election debate

23 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

2016 general election debate schedule set.

Four universities were chosen Wednesday to host the 2016 presidential and vice presidential debates, including veteran host Washington University in St. In a statement, the commission said that it will release details on format and eligibility criteria “in the near future,” while the moderators would be announced next year. “We appreciate the many applications we received and are delighted with the sites we have selected,” said commission co-chairs Frank Fahrenkopf and Mike McCurry in the statement. “We look forward to working with these fine universities and their students and communities to bring these important civic events to the nation.”

The Commission on Presidential Debates today named the public liberal arts university with just over 5,000 students as a site for a debate on Oct. 4, 2016.“The Commission had the daunting challenge of selecting just a few institutions and the fact that Wright State was selected is very gratifying and humbling,” said university president David R.

At the College of William and Mary on Oct. 22, 1976, President Gerald Ford, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter met for their third debate. Chancellor Mark Wrighton said a number of factors played in Washington University’s favor, including its central U.S. location and its track record in successfully carrying out debates. The debate will be in the field house, where seating can accommodate roughly 2,000 people. “They quite obviously have confidence in us,” he told reporters during a brief announcement. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to host again.

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