Third party candidates call for debate fairness
08/12/2014 12:11 PM
08/12/2014 12:12 PM
United Citizens candidate for governor Morgan Bruce Reeves said he wants to create a $5 tax on S.C. residents that would pay for debates that include all candidates during election years.
Reeves, who received less than 2 percent of the vote in the 2010 governor’s race, has said he and other third party and independent candidates have been left out of major debates, which can have qualifications such as a candidates’ poll performance or campaign money raised.
“We the people own the State House,” Reeves said, adding the Governor’s mansion also does not belong to the Republican Party or Democratic Party.
He said the tax, which he proposed allowing voters to decide through a referendum, would pay for debates in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.
Reeves also said he supports the legalization of marijuana to transform jobs.
Labor Party candidate Harold Geddings III who is running for the U.S. House seat held by Joe Wilson also called for fairness in debates.
Geddings, who has a handlebar mustache, said third party candidates “are the hipsters in American politics.”
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