Friday, July 9, 2010

Free & Equal debate: Illinois candidates for governor

Photo: Scott Lee Cohen, Lex Green, Michael White, Christina Tobin, Rich Whitney, William "Dock" Walls, III

Free & Equal and a number of Chicago State University student organizations sponsored a debate for Illinois' candidates for governor. The debate was held at the Cordell Reed Student Union Building on Thursday, July 8, 2010 from 7-9 PM. It was also broadcast online on Free & Equal's website. The debate was attended by about 70 people.

The following candidates attended (in order of seating from left to right) Rich Whitney (Green), Lex Green (Libertarian), Michael White (Constitution), William “Dock” Walls III (independent) and Scott Lee Cohen (independent). According to Christina Tobin, the Free & Equal moderator, Pat Quinn (Democrat) and Bill Brady (Republican) were also invited, but chose not to participate.

I am going to write a series of entries on this candidate forum.

I. Questions/issues
II. How do the candidate fit into the 2010 election?
III. Each individual candidate
IV. Follow-up questions

I hope that the candidates will obtain the video from Free & Equal and edit into digestible chunks. I once posted the entire video of a candidate forum on Proviso Probe. There just isn't much audience for watching an hour or more of video of a candidate forum.

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