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Independent Presidential candidate Ralph Nader announced today that he will participate in the only third party debate being held this election cycle to take place on Thursday evening at 9:00pm EST on October 23 in Washington DC at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.


The debate will last for 90 minutes and be conducted according to the following format:


-No opening statements

-There will be six of the following question and answer series: The moderator will pose a question. Each candidate will be permitted 90 seconds to respond. The candidates' preliminary answers will be followed by a 5-minute "discussion" period, during which the moderator will be permitted unlimited follow-up questions and the candidates would be encouraged to engage one another in actual debate. This will last about 60 minutes.

-After the above six question-and-answer series, each candidate will be permitted to ask a single question of one or more of the other candidates, with each candidate permitted 90 seconds to respond. This will last about 10 minutes.

-After this, submitted questions from the audience will be selected and presented by the moderator. This will last for about 10 minutes.

-Each candidate will be permitted a 2-minute closing statement.

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Guest Baldwin for President

DC- Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) choice for President is among those invited to a debate for all presidential candidates on Thursday, October 23, in Washington, D.C.


Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin ( www.Baldwin08.com) will join other third party candidates at the 90-minute forum, which is being sponsored by The Free and Equal Elections Coalition ( www.freeandequal.org).


The Third Party Presidential Candidates Debate will be held at 9 p.m. (EST) at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave., NW, in Washington, D.C.


A total of six presidential candidates who are on enough state ballots to be eligible to win the election have been invited to participate.


According to Ballot Access News ( www.ballot-access.org), the Constitution Party is the largest and fastest-growing third party based on voter registrations. The recent endorsement of CP candidate Chuck Baldwin by former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has directed many of Paul’s supporters to Baldwin. See Ron Paul’s endorsement of Baldwin at http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=547 .


The 90-minute debate will focus on the issues that distinguish Chuck Baldwin from the major and minor party presidential candidates in the race: opposition to the so-called ‘bail-outs’, opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, support for secure borders, the overturning of Roe v Wade, and a return to limited, Constitutional government.


In addition to Baldwin, the other invited candidates are Republican Party nominee John McCain, Democratic Party nominee Barack Obama, Independent Ralph Nader, the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney, and the Libertarian Party’s Bob Barr.

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A Presidential Debate will be held TOMORROW OCTOBER 23RD, 2008 in Washington, DC. Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin and Independent candidate Ralph Nader are confirmed to attend. All six candidates with the possibility of attaining 270 electoral votes are invited to participate.




Colonial Room of the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel,


1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20036.




Debate to be held from 9:00pm-10:30pm, Doors open 8:15pm


Ticketing and Media Information


For the General Public:


Tickets are on sale now for the Presidential Debate to be held at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel Colonial Room TOMORROW, October 23rd, 2008.

Tickets can be purchased through Pay Pal® at www.Freeandequal.org.


150 Tickets are available to the general public.


Limit TWO (2) tickets per credit card order.


Photo ID MUST be presented at the door for entry. (NO EXCEPTIONS)



For the Media:


Apply for press credentials by submitting a request to:




Include your name, organization, and total number of credentials

needed. Also indicate if camera or other equipment will be present.


Deadline for media credential requests: 5PM WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22ed, 2008.



Free and Equal makes no guarantees that every request will be accepted. The credentialing of media is at the sole discretion of Free and Equal.


Those receiving credentials will be informed by 8:00pm October 22ed, 2008.


Credentials may be picked up outside the venue room from 7:15pm- 8:30pm the day of the debate.


Doors will open for media set-up @ 7:30pm.


Questions, comments, and concerns may be directed to info@freeandequal.org.

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