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Alan Keyes (republican put up for Senator from IL) has agreed to hold as many as 6 debates with Libertarian candidate for US Senate, Jerry Kohn. They will hold a joint press conference in Chicago tomorrow with the intent of holding "golden boy" Barack Obama to his word and honoring his earlier commitment to these debates. This is major for the Illinois LP...
...This has ramifications for Badnarik too.
Release: Wednesday, Febrary 18, 1987
RNC AND DNC ESTABLISH COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES
The 10-member commission is a bipartisan, non-profit, tax exempt organization formed to implement joint sponsorship of general election presidential and vice presidential debates, starting in 1988, by the national Republican and Democratic committees between their respective nominees.
On Thursday, August 12, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., found that the FEC acted "contrary to law" in dismissing a complaint claiming that the CPD is a partisan organization and, therefore, ineligible under federal election law to sponsor presidential debates. (A copy of the decision can be found at www.dcd.uscourts.gov... ) "This ruling casts a dark cloud over the legitimacy of the CPD to sponsor the upcoming 2004 debates," said Jason Adkins, co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs. "It is time for the CPD to step aside and allow a truly non-partisan organization sponsor the national presidential debates in accordance with federal law."