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OU to host a national Republican presidential debate this fall

Monday, August 1, 2011
OU to host a national Republican presidential debate this fall
Oakland University is set to host a national Republican presidential debate on campus on Wednesday, November 9. The announcement was made Monday morning on CNBC (click to watch)

The debate will be broadcast exclusively from 8-10 p.m. EST on CNBC. The event will also stream live on CNBC.com. The debate is co-sponsored by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party.

"As an institution of higher learning, Oakland University supports activities that allow American citizens to make educated decisions about the political candidates vying to represent them," OU President Gary Russi said. "We're pleased to host a Republican national debate as a critical part of the broader democratic process that will determine who will be elected president in the 2012 election."

More details about the event will emerge in the weeks ahead. For updates and additional information, view the website at oakland.edu.