For Immediate Release: October 12th, 2016
Contact: Phil Anderson
Anderson for US Senate
LIBERTARIAN U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE PHIL ANDERSON EXCLUDED FROM DEBATE
Phillip Anderson, Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate, has been excluded from Friday’s US Senate debate, hosted by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.
“Despite historic gains by the Libertarian Party in 2016, the mainstream media continues to act as a publicity machine for the Democrat and Republican parties,” said Anderson. “Despite representing millions of potential voters, Gary Johnson has been shut out of the Presidential debates. And despite representing hundreds of thousands of potential voters myself, the WBA doesn’t think I would add anything to the debate.”
The Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association sets criteria for invitation to the debate, including requiring campaigns raising at least $250,000 by the time the invitation is issued. “Clearly, the WBA has more interest in catering to their biggest customers during the election season, the 2 big parties. Such favoritism not only excludes other campaigns and points of view, but encourages the sort of corruption and pandering the public is already so sick of. Much like the parties themselves, the WBA caters to its masters, not the people,” continues Anderson.
“All you have to do is follow the money to see what’s really going on.”
Anderson will be joining renowned libertarian activist Adam Kokesh later on Friday to respond to debate questions. Kokesh will be in Madison speaking at the University of Wisconsin as part of his “For the Love of Freedom” tour.