UNLV Announces Presidential Debate to be Held in Las Vegas



Shoot Date

13 JAN 2016

Shoot Location

Las Vegas, United States

Production Company

Las Vegas News Bureau

LAS VEGAS – The eyes of the nation – and many around the world – will be on Las Vegas Oct. 19 for the final 2016 presidential debate as candidates tackle issues inside UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center that could decide the election. UNLV and the LVCVA hosted a kickoff event today at the university to unveil a community awareness initiative to rally support leading up to the debate. Business leaders and local and state elected officials, including Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, and Commission on Presidential Debates co-chair Frank Fahrenkopf, joined UNLV President Len Jessup and LVCVA President/CEO Rossi Ralenkotter at the campaign-style rally. In addition to the branding elements for the upcoming debate – including a logo, website, social media campaign and the slogan “Let Freedom Ring,” – the group also spoke of the impact the debate will have on UNLV and Las Vegas, and the important role of community involvement.
Dignitaries, including Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Commission on Presidential Debates Co-Chair Frank Fahrenkopf, UNLV President Len Jessup, and LVCVA President/CEO Rossi Ralenkotter attend a press conference to celebrate Las Vegas hosting a presidential debate on the UNLV campus in October.
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  • Jim Rose
    LVCVA News Bureau
    United States
  • Heidi Hayes
    United States