Longwood to Host Vice-Presidential Debate

Longwood University will host the lone vice-presidential debate next fall, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced today. The debate will take place between a yet-to-be announced Republican and Democratic vice-presidential candidate on Oct. 4, 2016.

The university, a liberal arts school in rural Farmville, Va. serving around 5,000 undergraduate students, is the third school in the Commonwealth to host presidential debates. Both the University of Richmond and the College of William and Mary have been given the opportunity to showcase political fame  — in 1992 and in 1976, respectively.

The debate will be held at Willett Hall, the school’s location for basketball games.

The Commission also announced the locations for the upcoming presidential debates next year. Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio will host a debate on Sept. 26; Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on Oct. 9; and the University of Nevada – Las Vegas on Oct. 19.

Longwood University is the alma mater of the writer.


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