Washington University has scored again.
The St. Louis-based school will host the second of the three presidential debates next year. The Commission on Presidential Debates on Wednesday announced the 2016 lineup, including one vice-presidential faceoff.
Wash U will host its debate on Oct. 9.
Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, will hold the first on Sept. 26. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will hold the final one on Oct. 19.
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Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton said the debate presented a tremendous opportunity for his school.
“The eyes of the world will be upon us," he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “We are privileged to be apart of the election process.”
The P-D noted that the university has hosted more presidential or vice-presidential debates than any other venue in America. It hosted presidential debates in 1992, 2000 and 2004, and the vice-presidential debate of 2008. It was also chosen to host a presidential debate in 1996, but that debate was canceled.