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Wesley Clark to Replace John Edwards in Debate with Rove

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General Wesley Clark will debate Karl Rove on Sept. 26 as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

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Release Date: September 5, 2008

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- General Wesley K. Clark, U.S. Army (Ret.), will join Karl Rove for this month's UB Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS) election debate. The program is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 26 in Alumni Arena on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

In 2004, General Clark was a candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University for graduate studies. He spent 34 years in the armed services and was the Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO from 1997 to 2000.

At UB, he will be sharing the stage with Rove, former White House Deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush. Clark will join the Distinguished Speaker Series program in the place of former Senator John Edwards, who yesterday cancelled all public appearances through the November election.

Tickets already distributed for "Rove-Edwards" will be honored and there is no need for ticket holders to exchange them. Additional tickets for the Rove-Clark lecture are now available at the UB Alumni Arena Ticket office, all Tops outlets or online at Tickets.com.

For more information on the Rove-Clark debate and the 2008-09 speakers series, go to http://www.specialevents.buffalo.edu or call (716) 645-6148.