From: Third Party Watch
Baldwin agrees to third-party debate
The following is a media release from the Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party) presidential campaign:
THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES’ DEBATE ON OCTOBER 23 IN WASHINGTON, DC
Contact: Mary Starrett
Chuck Baldwin for President
Phone: (602) 315-6193
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) choice for President is among those invited to a debate for all presidential candidates on Thursday, October 23, in Washington, D.C.
Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin ( www.Baldwin08.com) will join other third party candidates at the 90-minute forum, which is being sponsored by The Free and Equal Elections Coalition ( www.freeandequal.org).
The Third Party Presidential Candidates Debate will be held at 9 p.m. (EST) at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave., NW, in Washington, D.C.
A total of six presidential candidates who are on enough state ballots to be eligible to win the election have been invited to participate.
According to Ballot Access News ( www.ballot-access.org), the Constitution Party is the largest and fastest-growing third party based on voter registrations. The recent endorsement of CP candidate Chuck Baldwin by former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has directed many of Paul’s supporters to Baldwin. See Ron Paul’s endorsement of Baldwin at http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=547 .
The 90-minute debate will focus on the issues that distinguish Chuck Baldwin from the major and minor party presidential candidates in the race: opposition to the so-called ‘bail-outs’, opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, support for secure borders, the overturning of Roe v Wade, and a return to limited, Constitutional government.
In addition to Baldwin, the other invited candidates are Republican Party nominee John McCain, Democratic Party nominee Barack Obama, Independent Ralph Nader, the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney, and the Libertarian Party’s Bob Barr.