Wash U puts finishing touches on campus ahead of presidential debate

Debate preparations are going full speed at Washington University in St. Louis ahead of Sunday night’s showdown between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Before Sunday’s main event, economic advisers to the presidential candidates will participate in their own debate Sunday afternoon, also at Washington University.

The process of preparing the debate venue for two presidential candidates, hundreds of media members and a global television audience requires hundreds of technicians, stagehands and carpenters.

The economic advisers’ debate won’t draw the same attention. But tickets are sold out for the event, which features Gene Sperling, former director of the National Economic Council and an economic adviser to presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, representing Clinton, and Peter Navarro, a business professor at the University of California-Irvine and a frequent media commentator on the economy, representing Trump.

This is the fourth presidential debate hosted by Washington University since 1992.

Read more: KMOX, St. Louis Business Journal


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