- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio university has applied to host one of the 2016 general election presidential debates.

The Dayton Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/19KO4Lj ) Wright State University in Fairborn was one of 16 host applicants announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates Wednesday.

Wright State adviser John McCance says the he thinks the university offers a competitive package to host a debate.

A Wright State spokesman says the university is suggesting the Nutter Center for a 2016 debate, the same spot where Republican presidential nominee John McCain announced then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008.

The commission hasn’t announced how many debates it plans to host in 2016.

Other applicants include Texas A&M; University, Eastern Kentucky University, the city of Birmingham, Alabama and others.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, https://www.daytondailynews.com

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