Vice presidential debate on Thursday evening

The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice-Presedent Joe Biden and Republican Vice-President nominee Paul Ryan will be broadcast live from Centre College in Danville, Ky., Thursday at 7 p.m.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has gained momentum in Colorado and national polls after his performance at the first presidential debate last Wednesday at University of Denver, making the vice presidential candidates’ debate performances particularly important to the narrowing race.

(CU Independent Graphic Illustration/Josh Shettler)

The 90-minute debate will cover both foreign and domestic issues.

Thursday night’s moderator, Martha Raddatz, has served as White House correspondent for ABC News during the last term of President George W. Bush’s administration and, since 2008, has been ABC News’ Senior Foreign Affairs correspondent. She has traveled across the globe reporting on foreign affairs.

Raddatz will balance time with nine 10-minute segments for discussion of the questions, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The debate will be available on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN and MSNBC.

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Alison Noon

A Sophomore at CU, Alison is majoring in Media Studies in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. At the CU Independent, Alison has the pleasure of working in the position of Social Media Outreach Editor, collaborating with the rest of the team to bring CUI news to students via Facebook and Twitter. She enjoys walking to the Chautauqua area for hikes, using public transportation, and tidying her house.

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