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BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado in Boulder was selected Thursday to host a Republican presidential debate this fall.

CNBC, which will televise the debate, made the announcement and said it will be held in the Coors Events Center on Oct. 28 and will focus on the economy.

“Presidential elections are often won or lost based on core economic positions, understandings and values,” CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman said in a news release.

Our nation’s economy and place in the world, job growth, entrepreneurship and the pursuit of the American dream live at the very center of CNBC’s mission each day and will be the centerpiece of our line of focused questioning at this debate.”

“We have a long history at CU-Boulder of hosting high-profile visitors who bring exciting and engaging opportunities for our students and community to hear a variety of viewpoints,” CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano said in a statement.

“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with CNBC and feel this debate will be a memorable experience for our students and the entire community.”

Colorado is considered and swing state in presidential politics.

In 2012, the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney was held at the University of Denver.