University pulls out of presidential debate
By Jeremy Diamond CNN
CLEVELAND (CNN) -- Wright State University is pulling out of its presidential debate scheduled for September 26, and the debate will move to Hofstra University, sources confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.
Wright State University President David Hopkins told the Dayton News, which first reported the story, that the university decided to pull out of the debate due to rising security concerns and costs.
He said insufficient fundraising forced the university to pull out of the debate, which could have cost the university as much as $8 million, according to the Dayton News.
Hofstra University, which hosted a presidential debate in 2012, will instead host the first debate between the general election candidates.
The debate is one of three debates expected to take place between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Republican and Democratic nominees, respectively.
The two other presidential debates are set to take place in October at Washington University in St. Louis and at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Longwood University in Virginia will host the vice presidential debate in October.
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