“We are pleased to announce today that President
Bush and Senator
Kerry will participate in three debates. The first debate is on
September 30 at the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida,
the second is on October 8 in St. Louis, Missouri at Washington
the third at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona on October
President Cheney will debate Senator Edwards on Tuesday, October 5 at
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
“President Bush’s campaign and Senator Kerry’s
campaign have entered into a memorandum of understanding that will
debates. A copy of that memorandum of understanding is
“The September 30th debate will be on foreign
policy and homeland
security. The October 8 debate will be on all subjects and the
debate will be on domestic and economic policy. The vice
will be on all topics.
“The debates will provide an opportunity for
President Bush and
Senator Kerry to have a serious discussion about the important issues
decided in this election.
“We have worked to produce an agreement that will
productive and fruitful exchange of ideas about the most important
facing Americans today.
“Both President Bush and Senator Kerry are pleased
today’s announcement and look forward to the debates.
“We wish to commend the Commission on Presidential
its efforts on the 2004 debates.”
Memorandum of Understanding [PDF]