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UNLV chosen for 2016 presidential debate

Posted at 11:13 AM, Sep 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-23 14:13:19-04

Universities in Ohio, St. Louis and Las Vegas have been chosen to host the presidential debates next year, while a university in Virginia will host a vice presidential debate.

The debate will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus in October. Las Vegas has previously hosted primary debates, presidential speeches, and been long considered for political conventions by both parties.
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the sites Wednesday. They were among more than a dozen schools and cities that submitted bids in April to host the 2016 debates.
The first presidential debate will be Sept. 26 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Washington University in St. Louis will host the second presidential debate on Oct. 9, followed by UNLV on Oct. 19.
Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, will host the vice presidential debate on Oct. 4.
The commission has sponsored the official presidential and vice presidential debates since 1988.