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Hofstra University to host presidential debate

Hofstra University will host a presidential debate in

Hofstra University will host a presidential debate in September. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joshua Lott; Joe Raedle

Hofstra University will host a presidential debate on Sept. 26, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Tuesday.

Hofstra is getting the debate because it was the alternate site and the initial host has backed out, the commission said.

“The Commission looks forward to working with Hofstra once again,” it said in a statement. The school hosted a presidential debate in 2012 and 2008.

Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, was supposed to host but the university said Tuesday in a statement that it “has decided not to host the first general-election presidential debate, citing mounting costs and security concerns.”

“This is a very difficult decision,” Wright State president David R. Hopkins said in a statement. “But there has been a growing crescendo of concern about what it would take to guarantee the safety and security of the campus and the community. The expense would be daunting.”


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