RELEASES from Free and Equal Elections Coalition (FREE)
Ralph Nader and Chuck Baldwin Confirmed
for Presidential Debate!
Free and Equal Elections
230 E. Ohio Street, Ste. 212 Chicago, IL 60611
phone 1.312.320.4101 fax 1.866.309.7803
Contact: Christina M. Tobin
Phone: (312) 320-4101
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Attn: Politics Editors, Campaign 2008 Editors, National Editors
Third Party Presidential Debate to Take Place on Thursday, October 23rd
Contact: Christina Tobin, 312-320-4101
This morning, Christina Tobin, Director of Free and Equal, announced
an Independent/Third Party Presidential Debate, which will take
place on Thursday evening at 9:00pm EST on October 23 in Washington DC
at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.
All six candidates who qualified for enough state ballot lines to be
eligible to win the presidency on November 4th have been invited.
To date, two candidates have confirmed participation: Independent
Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader, and Constitution Party Presidential
Candidate Chuck Baldwin, who have been endorsed by Congressman Ron
The debate will last for 90 minutes, and follow the below format:
-No opening statements
-There will be six of the following question and answer series:
moderator will pose a question. Each candidate will be permitted 90
seconds to respond. The candidates' preliminary answers will be
followed by a 5-minute "discussion" period, during which the moderator
will be permitted unlimited follow-up questions and the
would be encouraged to engage one another in actual debate. This will
last about 60 minutes.
-After the above six question-and-answer series, each candidate will be
permitted to ask a single question of one or more of the other
candidates, with each candidate permitted 90 seconds to respond. This
will last about 10 minutes.
-After this, submitted questions from the audience will be selected and
presented by the moderator. This will last for about 10 minutes.
-Each candidate will be permitted a 2-minute closing statement.
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Oct. 15, 2008