Belmont not selected to host 2012 debate
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Belmont not selected to host 2012 debate

Belmont University was not selected as a 2012 Presidential debate, according to a Commission on Presidential Debates announcement released Monday afternoon.

The university applied in March to host a 2012 debate after holding a town hall debate between then-Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain in 2008.

After the decision, President Bob Fisher replied to the announcement in a campus-wide email, acknowledging the announcement while congratulating the four universities who were selected to hold next year’s debates.

“I hope you know that we at Belmont will continue in our mission to seek opportunities to bring our campus and community together to discuss important ideas. And, as always, we will look for additional ways for Belmont University and our students to engage with and transform the world,” he said.

The University of Denver, Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. and Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. were selected to host the three 2012 Presidential debates, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) statement. Centre College in Danville, Ky. was selected to host the campaign’s only Vice Presidential debate. All four debates will be held in October 2012.

Hofstra University was the only college that hosted a 2008 debate and will host an CPD-sponsored debate next year.

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