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Lights, Camera, Action!! The stage is set for the final GOP debate before the “Super Tuesday” primary elections, and Houston, Texas is the talk of the town. Not only will Texas be in the national spotlight, but a Texas University is the host site of the Republican presidential primary debate.

The University of Houston has been selected by CNN, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Telemundo as the prime-time nationwide broadcast location on February 25, 2016.


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After some doubts as of early February when the fate of the debate was still in the air due to the RNC temporarily breaking ties with NBC, the news circulated around campus that indeed the debate would come to town and take over the campus for a few days.

Media will be broadcasting from the coveted UH Cullen Lawn along with several other election-related events slated for around campus prior to and after the debate.Some events scheduled include voter registration drives, a student watch party, and panel discussions on topics such as-immigration, gun policy and the presidential primary process. The debate itself will take place from the Moores Opera House, inside of the UH Moores School of Music.

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Complete with entertaining banter between candidates and what at times resembles a backlash of just insults, the Republican Candidates will no doubt bring their tenacity to this debate and draw battle lines on much debated topics such as immigration. There is sure to be moments of impact along with interesting facts of the credentials each candidate holds to be the next leader of the world.

Explore the candidates, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz and see where your vote stands after this debate. Even though the presidential candidates have been narrowed down as of this writing- “The field has been noted for its diversity, and has even been called the most diverse presidential field in American history. This included two Latinos (Cruz and Rubio), a woman (Carly Fiorina), an Indian-American (Bobby Jindal), and an African-American (Carson); Cruz, Jindal, Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Trump are the sons of immigrants,” states Wikipedia.

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