A group of Hofstra University students stand in front of a CNN trailer Sunday with images of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York. Andrew Harrer Bloomberg
A group of Hofstra University students stand in front of a CNN trailer Sunday with images of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York. Andrew Harrer Bloomberg

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Where to watch the presidential debate in Wichita

By Daniel Salazar

dsalazar@wichitaeagle.com

September 26, 2016 11:53 AM

UPDATED September 26, 2016 12:54 PM

Democrats and Republicans will host rival watch parties in Wichita for the first general election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Sedgwick County Democrats are hosting a watch party in Murdock Theatre at 536 N. Broadway. You can RSVP online here.

There’s also a Republican watch party in the Warren Theatre East at 11611 E. 13th St.

It will be hosted by owner Bill Warren, Kansas Republican Party Chairman Kelly Arnold and Kansas Sen. Michael O’Donnell, who is running for the Sedgwick County Commission.

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Both watch parties start at 7:30 p.m. The debate will kick off at 8 p.m.

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