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Milwaukee Libertarians: GOP debate proves Broadcasters Assn. ban on third-party candidates is unjustified

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Press Release via the Libertarian Party of Milwaukee County:

Milwaukee Libertarians: GOP debate proves Broadcasters Assn. ban on third-party candidates is unjustified

For the past two decades, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association has exercised a monopoly on organizing general election debates between candidates for Governor and Senator. In that time, they have not once allowed any candidate other than the Republican and Democratic nominees to participate.… Read more ...

Video: Gary Johnson on why he’s suing the Commission on Presidential Debates

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New FEC rule request on presidential debates, noting flaws in Level the Playing Field proposal

via Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On June 3, Independentvoting.org and its attorney, Harry Kresky, asked the Federal Election Commission to issue a new rule about general election presidential debates. Like the earlier request by Level the Playing Field, the request for a new rule seeks to expand entry into those debates.

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Ralph Nader on CSPAN about possible 2012 run: If you’re never willing to lose, you’re never going to win

Via Punk Patriot: Ralph Nader on CSPAN:

In regards to a possible 2012 presidential run, Nader says he is looking for another progressive candidate to get behind, but has not yet decided whether he will run himself again if he can’t find one that is willing and suitable. He brings up the unfairness of debate exclusion and ballot access barriers, and says he has a new “debate strategy” which he does not elaborate on.… Read more ...

Green Party Governor candidate arrested outside debate site

Thanks to Babette Hogan, whose Facebook message was among the first reports.

(excerpt from) LA Times Blog
Brown-Whitman debate: Green Party gubernatorial candidate arrested outside debate site

As Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown prepare for their final gubernatorial debate, the Green Party candidate for governor, Laura Wells, has been arrested outside the debate site.

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Broadcasters exclude Libertarian from U.S. Senate candidate debate

by Brian Irving

After participating in the first two U.S. Senate candidate debates, Libertarian Mike Beitler is being snubbed by the N.C. Association of Broadcasters for the debates they are sponsoring in October 11 and 23.

The Beitler campaign first learned about the debates in late August from media reports. A campaign spokesman said that the association did not respond to repeated telephone calls and e-mail messages regarding the debate.… Read more ...