We already knew the third Republican debate on the schedule was set to happen in Colorado and be sponsored by CNBC. Now we know the specific date, which is October 28, and CNBC has also announced the main focus of this debate will be on economic issues.


Press release from the University of Colorado Boulder:

The University of Colorado Boulder and CNBC will host a Republican presidential candidate debate on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Coors Events Center. The debate, titled “Your Money, Your Vote: The Presidential Debate on the Economy,” will focus on key economic issues, such as jobs, taxes, the deficit and the health of the U.S. economy. CNBC will broadcast the debate to a nationwide audience.

“Presidential elections are often won or lost based on core economic positions, understandings and values,” said Mark Hoffman, CNBC chairman. “Our nation’s economy and place in the world, job growth, entrepreneurship and the pursuit of the American dream live at the very center of CNBC’s mission each day and will be the centerpiece of our line of focused questioning at this debate.”

The debate, sponsored by the business news channel CNBC, will naturally focus on the economy as a primary topic of questioning. No word yet on who the moderators will be.

As for tickets, it will be a pretty closed system with the only available tickets likely going to students at the university. Referring back to the press release:

Ticket details are still being finalized, but an allotment of tickets for CU-Boulder students will be available. More details will be available in the coming months.

This basically means there will be no public tickets available outside of the university faculty and student body.