Excitement builds ahead of 2nd presidential debate at Hofstra

HEMPSTEAD - Anticipation is building and preparations are in full swing at Hofstra University ahead of tomorrow's presidential debate.

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will face off in a town hall-style debate tomorrow evening. The candidates spent much of the weekend practicing for their second showdown.

Hofstra University, which hosted the final presidential debate between then-Sen. Obama and Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2008, has been preparing since learning two years ago that it was selected to host another presidential debate.

"One of the things we really appreciate about this school is that they understand what it means to host a debate," says Peter Eyre, of the Commission of Presidential Debates. "The importance, the responsibility and also the involvement of students and the entire community."

News 12 Long Island will have live coverage of the event.Island Vote Blog: Behind the Scenes at the DebateRoad closures for presidential debate at Hofstra UniversityVIDEO: First Presidential Debate - Part IVIDEO: First Presidential Debate - Part II

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