Presidential Debates Start Tonight

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The first presidential debate of the election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will take place in Colorado, focusing on domestic policy. The debate will be moderated by Jim Lehrer (host of NewsHour on PBS). This is the first of three debates for the opponents, and is taking place in what Fox News Latino calls a "microcosm of the country," as it has many factors of the entirety of the U.S.: high unemployment, strong ideology diversity and an increasing Hispanic population. 

Colorado's Hispanic population of mainly Mexican origin has grown more than 40 percent over the past 10 years. Denver, the largest city in the state, is more than 30 percent Latino. In other words? Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will be addressing issues in hopes of winning the "Latino vote."

More than 60 percent of Colorado's Latino voters voted for Obama in 2008, while 38 percent voted for GOP challenger Senator John McCain. 

The debate starts at 9 pm EST. You can tune in on any major network (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and C-SPAN), as well as CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. You can also watch the live stream online

Will you be watching the debate? 

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