Purdue’s president says his appointment to the Commission on Presidential Debates is not a conflict of interest.
Mitch Daniels says people who say the position violates his pledge to stay out of politics are mistaken.
He says what he promised to do was avoid activities of a partisan nature.
The Commission selects the locations and moderators for the debates leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
Daniels says it’s possible Purdue could put in a bid to host one of the events, but no decision has been made yet.