- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is among 16 locations hoping to host a presidential debate in 2016.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said this week that it expects the Commission on Presidential Debates to pick four host cities by fall.

If Las Vegas is chosen, the agency said the debate would happen sometime between the end of September and mid-October 2016 and be held at the school’s Thomas & Mack Center.

Other locations applying are in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Nevada is hosting a Republican primary debate in December.

Tourism agency and the university leaders are helming the Las Vegas 2016 Presidential Debate Committee which includes representatives from the area’s casinos, law enforcement and community organizations.

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