Washington University in St. Louis again has been chosen to host a presidential debate. This is the fourth consecutive time Washington University has been chosen by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The debate in 2004 will be held October 8th in the university’s athletic complex. It will be the second of three presidential debates schedule for next year. Chancellor Mark Wrighton says Washington made its mark in hosting such debates in 1992, when – on short notice – the school put together a debate between President George Bush and his two challengers – Bill Clinton and Ross Perot – in their first televised encounter. The university also was chosen to host the 1996 debate between President Clinton and Republican Bob Dole, but Clinton declined the invitation.
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