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Obama And Romney Square Off In First Presidential Debate In Denver

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 03: Demonstrators bring attention to climate change prior to the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The first of four debates for the 2012 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by PBS's Jim Lehrer and focuses on domestic issues: the economy, health care, and the role of government. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Denver debate party

Prior to the first presidential debate, the University of Denver threw a party called Debate Fest. It included a free-speech zone, live music from several bands and a live broadcast of MSNBC's "Hardball."