While millions will tune into CNBC tonight for the Republican Presidential Debate, it’s been a hot ticket for those interested in witnessing it first-hand at the University of Colorado’s Coors Event Center.
“No Public Tickets Are Available,” the school told The Denver Post, noting that most of CU’s tickets are being distributed to faculty and students whose studies have a “direct educational tie to the American election process…”
But the cable industry will have some representation in the audience. Or make that, “next-generation cable.”
Two execs with Denver-based startup Layer 3 TV – CEO Jeff Binder (left) and head of marketing Eric Kuhn – scored seats for the political funfest. We hear that they’ll be seated fifth row-center.
Both Binder and Kuhn are no strangers to Colorado politicians, as they meet regularly with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (who are both Democrats, by the way), and are active in attracting companies and startups to Colorado, which recently awarded Layer3 TV about $3 million of tax incentives.
Kuhn, meanwhile, used to run social media for CNN, so it's no surprise that he's live tweeting the debate.