Panel names sites of official presidential debates

WASHINGTON (AP) - The committee that sponsors presidential
debates during the general election has chosen Denver, Hempstead,
N.Y., and Boca Raton, Fla., as the sites for three debates in
October 2012.
One vice presidential debate will be held in Danville, Ky.
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday that 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., and Oct. 22 at Lynn
University in Boca Raton, Fla. The vice presidential debate is set
for Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Ky.
Washington University in St. Louis will serve as a backup site.
The commission was established in 1987 and has sponsored the
official presidential and vice presidential debates since 1988.


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