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Independent Candidates Say Stations Shouldn't Air Debates Without Them

AUGUST 25, 2006 - Posted at 7:44 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Independent gubernatorial candidate Rod Bryan said yesterday that television stations should refuse to participate in a series of debates between Democratic nominee Mike Beebe and Republican Asa Hutchinson.

Bryan criticized an agreement Beebe and Hutchinson made to debate three times in a series of debates that exclude Bryan and Green Party gubernatorial candidate Jim Lendall.

Beebe and Hutchinson announced last week that they agreed to three 60-minute televised debates starting September 18 in Jonesboro.  They also will debate October 4 in Fayetteville or Fort Smith, and October 17 in Little Rock.  KAIT plans to air the September 18 event in Jonesboro.

Bryan says he's been invited to a gubernatorial debate on the Arkansas Educational Telecommunications Network.  A spokeswoman for AETN says the group had also invited Beebe, Hutchinson and Lendall to participate in the debate.

AETN spokeswoman Tiffany Verkler says only Bryan and Lendall have agreed to participate in the debate so far.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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