The fourth democratic debate will be held at Otterbein University in Westerville Oct. 15 and Oct. 16, if needed.
The debate will be hosted by CNN and The New York Times and will be moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett, and by Marc Lacey of the Times. The format will be announced at a future date, according to a Sept. 13 news release from the Democratic National Committee.
“This is a historic opportunity for our students to join in the democratic process,” said Otterbein President John Comerford, in a news release from the university. “This university has a proud history of growing an informed, engaged citizenry. Our students will have a front row seat to the power of democracy.”
Previously, Otterbein has hosted several Republican presidential candidates including Mitt Romney in 2012, John McCain in 2008 and Bob Dole in 1996. In March 2018, Otterbein was the host site for former Gov. John Kasich’s final State of the State Address to the Ohio Legislature, according to the Otterbein release.