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Presidential debate team makes 2nd visit to Saint Mary’s

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 3:25 pm in 2012 presidential election.

Representatives of the Commission on Presidential Debates made a second visit this week to the campus of Saint Mary’s College, one of a dozen universities nationwide competing for the opportunity to host a 2012 presidential or vice presidential candidate debate.

Three event producer-types with clipboards and pencil scoped out the Moraga university’s grounds and facilities, “opening closets, checking out the attic,” said a college source.

Whether or not a second visit is reason for optimism — the college would love to attract the high-profile event — is unclear.  But it sounds good.

The commission is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that stages debates for presidential and vice presidential candidates.


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