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Wright State Students Head to Presidential Debate

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Several students at Wright State University are in New York today to attend the first presidential debate.

After the university backed out of hosting the debate in July, the replacement school, Hofstra University, offered 15 tickets to Wright State students.

Rebecca Brinkman, a nursing student, got one of them, "I won the golden ticket.”

Wright State selected each student through a lottery system. Their trips are donor-funded.

All 15 arrived in New York yesterday and will take a tour of Hofstra’s campus and speak with students before watching the debate tonight.

Brinkman says she’s going into tonight’s event with an open mind, “Because I haven’t truly been impressed by either to be honest. And I really hope one of them can change my mind so I can have an educated vote this year because right now it’s just a jumble.”

The first presidential debate begins at 9 o’clock. WYSO will be airing live coverage from NPR News.