Saint Anselm to Host Presidential Debates June 3 and 5 at Sullivan Arena

May 2, 2007

The presidential primary debates at Saint Anselm College have been rescheduled for Sunday, June 3, and Tuesday, June 5, at the Sullivan Arena. Both debates will take place 7-9 p.m.

Sponsored by CNN, WMUR-TV, and the New Hampshire Union Leader, the debates will include every major candidate currently running for president. U.S. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama yesterday confirmed they would take part in the June 3 Democratic debate, joining fellow candidates Gov. Bill Richardson, Sens. Christopher Dodd and Joseph Biden, former Sens. John Edwards and Mike Gravel, and Congressman Dennis Kucinich.

On June 5, GOP contenders former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, U.S. Sens. John McCain and Sam Brownback, Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Govs. Mitt Romney and Jim Gilmore, and Congressmen Tom Tancredo, Ron Paul, and Duncan Hunter will debate.

The Union Leader reported that additional invitations would be issued to candidates if appropriate.

“As a liberal arts college with a mission to engage students and citizens in the civic life of our nation, we are thrilled to showcase once again our great college and our Benedictine hospitality on a national stage,” college President Fr. Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., said.

“We hope these debates are a preview of many more campus events designed to help voters navigate the important vetting process that characterizes New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary,” he said.

The debates were rescheduled from April to accommodate candidates’ schedules. In 2004, Saint Anselm was the venue for the last Democratic presidential debate before the New Hampshire primary, in partnership with WMUR, the Union Leader, ABC News, and Fox News Channel.


Comments

16 Responses to “Saint Anselm to Host Presidential Debates June 3 and 5 at Sullivan Arena”

  1. Doug Minor on May 2nd, 2007 5:51 pm

    Requests for Debate tickets
    Thanks for your interest in the debates. It is unclear how many debate tickets the college will receive for distribution. If you are interested in attending the debates, I can pass your name and contact information along for inclusion on a ticket request list. The list is already long, however, and tickets will be limited. We will contact you if we can accommodate your request.

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  3. Thomas M. Daly on May 3rd, 2007 9:40 am

    As my daughter (Alicia M. Daly) is starting at St. Anselm College in the Fall of 2007 and very interested in the democratice process I would very much appreciate 2 tickets to the Democratic debate on June 3 if at all possible. Thanks very much.

  4. Gwen Pote on May 3rd, 2007 10:19 am

    I’m disappointed to read your comment that tickets are needed for either debate and they will be allocated to only those affiliated with the college.

    To be clear, the debates will not be open to the public?

    I planned on attending both debates, and driving from Enfield, NH, but if this is the case, I won’t be making the drive.

    Thank you.

  5. Gayle Cantrell on May 3rd, 2007 9:19 pm

    3 tickets, please! We are Windham, NH residents. Thanks!

  6. Michael Patz on May 4th, 2007 9:50 am

    2 tickets please

  7. Kathy Ireland on May 4th, 2007 12:04 pm

    I would like 2 tickets for each debate if possible.

  8. Brian Zukas on May 4th, 2007 5:03 pm

    I would like 2 tickets if possible please for the Republican debate, I am a junior in high school and I have a strong interest in politics, it would be a wonderful learning experience for me. Thank you

  9. Brendan Ahern on May 5th, 2007 12:58 pm

    I would really appreciate 2 tickets to the Democratic debate on June 3. I am a local resident and I teach high school social studies. I would really like to be able to share the events of this historic event with my students. Thank you!

  10. Alysia Cassotis on May 6th, 2007 6:31 pm

    Are the tickets available to the general public? If so, I would like two tickets, please.

  11. Ben Goodman on May 6th, 2007 7:12 pm

    I am a junior in High School, and extremely politically active. I will be voting for the first time in 2008, and have a strong desire to attend the Democratic Debate (although it would be an honor to attend either) in June.

    If you have one or two tickets available, please consider me when you give them out.

  12. Ali on May 6th, 2007 9:59 pm

    Is it possible for the public to attend?

  13. Adam on May 7th, 2007 8:22 pm

    I’m from Boston and want to support Mike Gravel on June 3rd. Is this debate open to the public? What’s the ticket limit per person?

  14. Matthew on May 8th, 2007 10:41 am

    I would like to request one ticket to the debates on June 3rd. Please e-mail me for further contact information. Thank you!

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