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Washington U. to host Presidential debate in 2016

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Washington University has been selected to host one of three presidential debates in 2016.

The university will host the debate on October 9.

The university previously hosted presidential debates in 1992, 2000 and 2004. With the announcement on Wednesday, Washington University has now hosted more debates than any other institution in history. It was also the site of a Vice Presidential Debate in 2008.

“It will also be a great opportunity to highlight the St. Louis region, as people around the globe are watching the nation’s electoral process in action,” said Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. 

The debate will be held in the universities Athletics Complex, the previous venue of the other debates.

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