Green Party Candidate Is Left A Debate Outsider

CHICAGO (WBBM) – As Gov. Pat Quinn and GOP challenger Bill Brady argued inside Channel 11 studios Thursday night, Green Party candidate rich Whitney and supporters picketed outside.

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Whitney called his exclusion “a travesty.”

“A taxpayer-funded public television stations is favoring two party candidates to the detriment of myself, a representative of the Illinois Green Party, an established political party,” he said. “That is just plain wrong.”

Whitney said neither Quinn nor Brady really addressed the state’s financial problems. He said a graduated state income tax, a tax on real estate speculators, and taxes on the trading of options, futures and derivatives are good places to start.

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  • FR

    The Green, Independant, and Libertarian parties should all be included.

  • Ibrahim

    He is definitely right, the public TV station should give a chance to every candidate to voice their opinion. This is exactly a problem with out political system and it is very stupid when I hear experts say negative ads work, because if American people knew about other parties like Greens and Libertarian parties, then we would have a different results. After seeing all the negative ads from both sides I realized that if I want real change, I have to change the history of my voting, so two days ago I went and voted for Greens and Libertarians. I am tired of watching every democratic and republican say “he is bad” and about their opponent, but nobody saying “I am good”

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