Election 2012

Kentucky Town Preps for Veep Debate

If only it actually mattered

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Politicians aren't the only ones looking for a debate-related boost when Joe Biden and Paul Ryan go toe-to-toe in Kentucky.

In one way or another, the whole town of Danville is hoping to benefit from the vice presidential debate on Thursday.

Streets have been repaved, flowers planted and new signs erected around this picturesque central Kentucky town of about 16,000. One bar is prepping cocktails named for Ryan and Biden while stores have stocked up on politically inspired merchandise, seeking to cash in on throngs of campaign workers, media and political junkies. Small but ambitious Centre College, the site for the upcoming debate, also hopes to raise its name recognition and energize fundraising.