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BAF Urges Commission on Presidential Debates to Include Infrastructure Investment

WASHINGTON, DC – The Commission on Presidential Debates recently announced that the first three segments of the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will focus on the economy, while the remaining three segments will focus on health care, the role of government and governing.

In response Marcia Hale, president of Building America's Future, issued the following statement:

“Rebuilding our roads, rails, and runways, as well as upgrading our ports and power grids, is key to improving our nation’s economic well-being. We urge the Commission on Presidential Debates to address this important issue within the framework of the economic discussion and question the presidential candidates about how they would invest in our nation’s infrastructure. The economic potential, not to mention the creation of countless jobs for millions of American workers, is enormous. We hope to hear from both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney about their commitment to invest in our nation’s infrastructure."

Each segment of the debate – to be held in Denver, Colorado on October 3, 2012 – will last 15 minutes. For more information, please visit 

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NOTE: See also the letter from BAF's co-chairs (former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), former Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NYC)) to the Commission on Presidential Debates (8/8/12):

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