IL Special Election: Greens Excluded From Forum
January 30, 2009 in Congressional Campaigns
Green Party candidate Alan Augustson has been raising a stink about the Independent Voters of Illinois candidate forum on February 1 for the special election to fill Rahm Emanuel’s 5th District seat in Congress. Only Democrats are invited.
An Augustson media release states:
Augustson has vowed to attend, anyway — “not to disrupt the proceedings, but as an observer,” according to the candidate, who has filed to contend again for this office as a Green.
“I too have a number of questions that I’d like to ask the candidates,” Augustson said, “and I’ve submitted those questions through the appropriate channels. I’m absolutely itching to see how they will answer, or whether the questions will even be asked.”