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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Saturday, October 09, 2004

    Candidate who? 

    While George Bush and John Kerry were slugging it out in Friday night's debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., two other presidential candidates were outside the hall, busy getting arrested.

    Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb and Libertarian Party candidate Michael Badnarik purposely crossed a police barricade, protesting their exclusion from the debate.

    Cobb's message: "To expose the undemocratic nature of these debate, this election and our government. These are not debates, these are infomercials."

    "This is a great feather in our cap," said Steve Givens, head of the school's presidential debate steering committee. "The visibility is the topping on the cake."

    And they can really use that visibility.

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 12:58 PM



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