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U of L students turn out to presidential debate watch party on campus

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Monday night marked the first of three presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Upwards of 100 million people were expected to watch. Some of those were students at the University of Louisville, who were glued to all 90 minuets with no breaks and no commercials. 

Millennials have surpassed baby boomers as the nations largest living generation, and they showed their political power Monday by hanging on to every word from each candidate. 

A coin toss determined that Hillary Clinton would get the first question. We saw the first two segments focus on America's direction, followed by questions on the economy and national security.

WDRB's Karl Man asked students specifically what they wanted to see out of Clinton and Trump:

"Tuition just raised in Kentucky, so I think students would enjoy to see their plans to help with student debt and stuff like that," said sophomore Johnathan Fuller.

"Which candidate is going to mostly get money out of politics? That is my biggest issue. I think that will make everything else come down," said junior Alicia Fox.

After the debate had finished, several students believed Clinton got the best of Trump.

"It affirmed my belief that Hilary Clinton is by far the more appropriate candidate for the election, for the presidency," said senior Abner Miralda.

"She defiantly came out ahead of Trump," Fox said. "He really didn't show any policy at all. She at least showed a little bit of her policy. She didn't go that in depth as much as I wanted her to." 

The debate pulled in big numbers as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube gave viewers different options to stream the event.

From here each candidate heads back to the campaign trail. Clinton is off to to North Carolina. Trump is going to Florida.

The Vice Presidential debate is up next on Oct. 4. 

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