Presidential debate, where the party is

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments by

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—The first of three presidential debates between Democratic nominee and current President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney is happening Wednesday, October 3 at 6 p.m., and there are plenty of places locally to watch the event and party too.

On campus at Dominican University of California, there will be a viewing party in the Fanjeaux Student Union from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Pizza and soda will be provided. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in a research project around youth perspectives on the debate, and are encouraged to bring a smartphone or laptop.

The Marin Democratic Party will also host a debate watch event at their headquarters, located at 1654 Second St. in San Rafael. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, and get more information visit

For Republicans there will be a viewing party at the Marin GOP headquarters located at 1031 C St. in San Rafael. Admission is $10 a person for adults, and free for children under 18 years old. The $10 ticket covers the provided food and one alcoholic beverage. To RSVP, go to

All of the groups, Dominican University of California, the Marin Democrats, and the Marin GOP, will be hosting additional parties for the remaining debates.  The  dates are, October 11, 2012 for the vice presidential debate and October 16 and 22, for the final two presidential debates.


About the author

Brian Sanchez is a senior Communications and Media Studies major at Dominican University of California with an emphasis on Sports Broadcasting. When he isn't broadcasting sports for Dominican University on he is writing about them. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to join The Habit in time to be a part of the launch of the web edition of the student newspaper. He hopes to cover all things Dominican to the best of his abilities and use that to land a job covering sports for a career after he graduates. It doesn't matter what sport or where, but his ultimate goal is to end up back in the bay area covering the teams he grew up watching.
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