Centre Selected As Backup Site For Presidential Debate

Danville's Centre College has been selected as a backup site for a 2008 general election debate.

The college hosted a vice presidential debate back in 2000.

Today, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced dates and sites of three presidential and one vice presidential debates.

Presidential debates will be held at the University of Mississippi, Belmont University in Nashville, and Hofstra University in New York.
The Vice presidential debate will be held at Washington University in St. Louis.

Danville was one of 16 U.S. cities in the running. Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC was also chosen as a backup site.

AP Story

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Centre College will not host a presidential debate next year unless an alternative site is needed.

The private college was named as an alternate site by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

The debate sites announced on Monday are the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.; Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.; and Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Washington University in St. Louis was selected to host a vice presidential debate.

Centre President John A. Roush said he was honored that the commission "turned to us as an insurance policy should any of the
other sites, for one reason or another, be unable to host a debate."

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