PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DEBATES SHOULD INCLUDE ALL VIABLE CANDIDATES
(House of Representatives - July 01, 1999)

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   PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DEBATES SHOULD INCLUDE ALL VIABLE CANDIDATES

  (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

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  Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, last November polls in Minnesota said it 
was a two-man race for governor. Beam me up. Who were they polling? 
Bullwinkle? Jesse Ventura, the third candidate, actually won due to the 
debates and quite frankly he is a breath of fresh air in our country.
  That is the reason, another reason, why I have reintroduced my bill 
that would require that all presidential debates must include every 
candidate that has a mathematical chance of winning. They qualify on 
enough State ballots. They qualify for matching funds. They give the 
American people a choice, and they make the two major party candidates 
tell us what they really feel.
  I yield back Bullwinkle, and I yield back the fact that the Federal 
Election Commission can do this without my bill.

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