Charleston Not Selected as Debate Site

Clay Center

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced today that Charleston would not be one of the sites selected to host a 2016 Presidential or Vice Presidential debate. West Virginia was one of 16 applicants from around the country under consideration to host one of the debates.

West Virginia State University and West Virginia, the states land-grant universities, were co-applicants for the debate in collaboration with the city of Charleston, the state of West Virginia, Steptoe Johnson PLLC and the Clay Center.

The sites selected were Dayton, Ohio, St. Louis and Las Vegas for the presidential debtes and Farmville, Virginia for the vice-presidential debate.

The original proposal was to hold one of three presidential or vice presidential debates at the Clay Center.