Local/Regional News
4:16 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Second Successful VP Debate Has State Officials Hoping for Presidential Debate Next Time

DANVILLE, Ky. - After this week's Vice Presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, local officials say the school is ready for the next step.

Centre College has now held two vice presidential debates: this year’s and one in 2000.  Both went smoothly behind the scenes, and Kentucky officials such as Attorney General Jack Conway say it may be time for Centre to host a presidential debate.

“I think it would be great. I think President Roush and what this campus and what this community have done, has certainly shown they are ready for primetime, they’ve done it now twice.”

But others, like state Senate President David Williams, say they would be happy with more VP matchups.

“I would settle if they would promise another vice presidential debate, you know I think it’s good. And I think the connection with two vice presidents of the United States having gone to school here is a good connection and I think this is about the right size."

Centre has applied to host presidential debates in the past, but was not chosen.