Thursday, September 25, 2008

Qualified Candidate Locked Out of WV Gubernatorial Debate

"If it is just Joe Manchin and Russ Weeks, then no one who is pro-choice, no one who is anti-mountaintop removal, and no who is truly pro-labor is being represented at that debate," candidate Jesse Johnson of the Mountain Party said. He is looking for public support to help force the Broadcast Assn to include him in the upcoming debate. Johnson, who gained ballot access for the Mountain Party in 2004 in a gubernatorial campaign, is affiliated with the Green Party. He ran a campaign for President on the Green Party ticket earlier this year as a means of drawing attention to his state's plight. His platform focuses on environment, energy alternatives and protection of the Constitution.

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