Hofstra named site of 2012 presidential debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that Hofstra University in Hempstead will be the site of the second presidential debate next year.The debate is scheduled

WOODBURY - The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that Hofstra University in Hempstead will be the site of the second presidential debate next year.

The debate is scheduled for Oct. 16, 2012.

The debate will be between President Barack Obama and the Republican challenger who wins the party's nomination.

Besides Hofstra, the University of Denver in Denver, Colo. and Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. will host the first and third presidential debates, respectively.

Hofstra was the site of the final presidential debate between then-Sen. Obama and Sen. John McCain.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

Hofstra University Press Release (.doc)

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Sen. Charles Schumer is warning that President Donald 1 Schumer worries Trump administration will halt tax breaks
At least six vehicles were involved in the 2 3 hurt in LIE crash involving multiple vehicles in Islandia
Charles Bottitta, who lives on Hawkins Road, says 3 Brookhaven Highway Dept. accused of targeted harassment
The Homeland Security Department released memos outlining plans 4 DACA program in-tact while LI schools struggle for funds
Long Islanders are showing love for Makenzie Cadmus, 5 'Butterfly baby' Makenzie Cadmus turns 1

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE