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Watch the Presidential Debate at Viewing Party with Patch Oct. 3 at Novato Fire's Headquarters

Be part of a discussion surrounding the first debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney. This is a free event but space is limited.

Join Patch on Oct. 3 for a presidential debate viewing party at the Novato Fire District's headquarters and share your views on how the candidates' remarks addressed the issues you care about.

A limited number of spaces will be made availble to the general public for this free event. RSVP by using the form above on this page or email brent.ainsworth@patch.com to hold a spot. We're looking for Democrats and Republicans, undecided voters, small business owners, civic-minded citizens and those interested in the political process.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with networking and we'll provide light food and beverages. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are scheduled to debate between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and afterward Patch editors will talk with groups of attendees about their impressions of the debate.

Come on out! And let us know in the Comments below what issues you are most looking forward to hearing about in this first presidential debate.

Nancy Prince September 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Way to go Brent! You are our very own Frank Luntz.
Ventress Dugan September 28, 2012 at 06:48 AM
Jim L Grimes: Please define "real voter" ?
Bob September 28, 2012 at 02:19 PM
The debates should be a good place to listen to the candidates answer tough questions so we can decide who to vote for. But, what I see mostly is, the candidates answer with talking points that they have prepared beforehand and does not answer the question they were asked. Mostly they are comments you have already heard them say in their campaign ads.
Brent Ainsworth October 01, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Wait, somebody believes my political alliances are showing? What evidence have I revealed?
Bob Ratto October 01, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Golly, gee, let's see...1) an ability to think for yourself; 2) taking a risk in getting a new job in very trying economic times; 3) mentoring others...those are just three off the top of my head, just sayin' (You can actually say anything at all, as long as you end it with "just sayin")

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