The bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates today announced four sites and dates for the fall 2012 faceoffs between the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees (whether a third party candidate emerges and is included is TBD):
- Oct. 3: University of Denver, Denver, Colo.
- Oct. 11 (vice presidential debate): Centre College, Danville, Ky.
- Oct. 16: Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.
- Oct. 22: Lynn University, Boca Raton, Fla
Moderators and formats for the debates will be decided next year, according to the announcement from commission co-chairs Frank Fahrenkopf Jr. and Michael McCurry.
Updated, 3:14 p.m.: National Journal White House correspondent George Condon just passed this on: "The president looks forward to next year's debates," said Obama campaign manager Jim Messina in a statement. "Once the Republicans have selected their candidate we will work through the details with their campaign and the Commission on Presidential Debates."
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