Two candidates have joined the LP national treasurers race, where George Phillies and Aaron Starr have been running well in advance of the convention.
Joe Buchman of the Utah LP and Tim Hagan of the Nevada LP have both been recruited by a number of delegates unhappy with the other two choices. As of the last time I talked to them they both still plan to run.
Two or more of the candidates would be willing to participate in an informal debate if we can find a space to hold it in. Dr. Phillies has a suite which he has been using for debates/candidate interviews; last night Phillies ended up interviewing chair candidate Mark Rutherford. Wes Wagner was also there but since Wagner dropped out there was no debate. Mark Hinkle declined his invitation.
Aaron Starr told me that he had been told be could debate Phillies as well and showed up for that purpose, but was told that there was no more tape for the video. He believes that he was deliberately excluded and is no longer interested in participating if it is held in the Phillies suite.
If I recall correctly Joe Buchman said he would be willing to participate.
If an alternative venue can be found perhaps we can include all the candidates or as many as possible. If not, it is possible that two or more of the candidates, but not Mr. Starr, will debate in the Phillies suite.
1) Aaron Starr writes for IPR
2) I borrowed Joe Buchman’s computer to provide some of today’s IPR coverage, and he has been a commenter here many times, as has George Phillies.