Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Presidential Debate Formats, Dates Announced Presidential Debate Formats, Dates Announced

This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Campaign 2012

Presidential Debate Formats, Dates Announced

President Obama and Mitt Romney are scheduled to debate three times this fall.(AP Images)

July 25, 2012

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Wednesday released the locations and dates of this fall's presidential debates. The first matchup between President Obama and Mitt Romney will deal with domestic issues, and the last will focus on foreign policy.

Four debates were announced, including one vice presidential face-off. Each will be 90 minutes long with one moderator.

The first, on domestic policy, will take place on Oct. 3 at the University of Denver.

 

The vice-presidential debate follows on Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Ky., where foreign and domestic issues will be discussed.

The second Obama-Romney debate will be a town-meeting format on domestic and foreign issues on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

The final debate, on foreign policy, will take place on Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

This four-debate schedule is similar to that used in the 2008 election, which also included a domestic-policy debate, a foreign-policy debate, and a town-hall setup, which drew the most television viewers.

The debate map takes candidates, and the viewing public, to a mix of swing states (Colorado and Florida); one red state, Kentucky; and one blue state, New York. 

The organization also today recirculated the 2012 Candidate Selection Criteria, which determine who will participate in the presidential debates. The criteria include number of appearances on state ballots and having more than 15 percent support of the national electorate in respected polls — effectively restricting these encounters to Obama and Romney.

More The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field
Job Board
Search Jobs
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Fire Sprinkler Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Charlotte, NC
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Assistant Professor - Water Resources/Ecological Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Auburn, AL
Product Manager - Chemical Development and Supply - Tulsa, OK
American Society of Civil Engineers | Tulsa, OK
Commissioning Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Business Development Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers
Sr. Controls Systems Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Grand Island, NE
Senior Project Manager- Transportation
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Antonio, TX
Materials Engineer 2
American Society of Civil Engineers | IL
Land Surveyor
American Society of Civil Engineers
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus