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May 3, 2015

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Local watch parties planned for Obama-McCain debate

Debate watch parties

Barack Obama

  • Canvas Café Debate Watch Party

    430 E. Silverado Ranch Boulevard, Suite 100

    (702) 242-4278
  • El Taquito Restaurant

    2350 E. Bonanza Road

    (702) 598-3800

    Hosted by the Obama-Biden Nevada Latino Leadership Committee

    Both parties begin at 5:30 p.m.

John McCain

  • The Cigar Lounge

    5825 West Sahara Ave.

    (702) 367-2284

With just four weeks left until Election Day, and the American public worried about quite possibly the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, tonight’s debate between Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his Republican rival, John McCain, could get ugly.

The debate will air on KLAS-TV Channel 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Several watch parties have been scheduled by both campaigns.

The debate will be held at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., and will feature a town hall format that McCain favors. Questions on both foreign and domestic policy will be asked by audience members as well as Internet participants.

Despite the intended topics, recent remarks that the candidates have made about each other indicate that character attacks might be used in this debate. And with Wall Street worries on voters’ minds, audience members might be more interested in economic issues.

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