After a roller coaster of negotiations put a debate between Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich in jeopardy, the event is officially back on – in a brand new location.
The presidential candidates are moving out of Windham to hold their Dec. 12 Lincoln-Douglas debate at St. Anselm's College in Manchester. The two candidates previously had confirmed for a debate at Windham High School.
According to a press release from the Huntsman campaign, the debate is set for the New Hampshire Institute of Politics from 4-5:30 p.m The Southern N.H. 9-12 Project has been invited to co-sponsor the event along with the St. Anselm's College Republicans.
Huntsman campaign manager Matt David and Gingrich campaign director Michael Krull issued a joint statement on the event:
"Governor Huntsman and Speaker Gingrich look forward to debating in a substantive format that will allow both candidates to highlight their experience and view for the country," said David and Krull.
The campaigns said the debate would be focused on foreign policy and national security.
In a message sent from the Twitter account operated by Huntsman's three daughters, they said they were looking forward to the one-on-one debate, assuring that their side was "definitely not getting cold feet."
Patch will have full coverage of the event including a live blog set to run at 4 p.m.