CNBC, CU-Boulder to host Republican presidential candidate debate on Oct. 28

July 16, 2015

The University of Colorado Boulder and CNBC will host a Republican presidential candidate debate on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Coors Events Center. The debate, titled “Your Money, Your Vote: The Presidential Debate on the Economy,” will focus on key economic issues, such as jobs, taxes, the deficit and the health of the U.S. economy. CNBC will broadcast the debate to a nationwide audience.

“Presidential elections are often won or lost based on core economic positions, understandings and values,” said Mark Hoffman, CNBC chairman. “Our nation’s economy and place in the world, job growth, entrepreneurship and the pursuit of the American dream live at the very center of CNBC’s mission each day and will be the centerpiece of our line of focused questioning at this debate.”

Hosting such a crucial debate at a key moment in the 2016 election cycle is just another example of CU’s commitment to bringing dynamic events to campus, said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano.

“We are delighted to host the first of the Republican presidential candidate debates to be held on a university campus,” DiStefano said. “We have a long history at CU-Boulder of hosting high-profile visitors who bring exciting and engaging opportunities for our students and community to hear a variety of viewpoints. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with CNBC and feel this debate will be a memorable experience for our students and the entire community.”

No public tickets are available. For more details on student ticket information, read the Oct. 2 Chancellor’s Corner.

Media contacts for press inquiries only - not ticketing information:
Ryan Huff, CU-Boulder spokesperson, 303-492-1042
Jennifer Dauble, CNBC vice president of public relations, 201-735-4721