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Washington University to host vice presidential debate

By The Associated Press
June 2, 2008 | 1:35 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Washington University is again hosting a national debate for this year’s presidential election, but this time, it will feature the second spots on the tickets.

Still, officials with the Commission on Presidential Debates say this year’s vice presidential debate at the university in St. Louis is far from second-class.

The commission is hosting three debates among presidential candidates in addition to the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate.

Joani Wardwell of the commission notes that the St. Louis debate may be the only opportunity for viewers to see the vice presidential candidates meet in a face-to-face discussion.

Washington University hosted presidential debates in 1992, 2000 and 2004.