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Adrian Wyllie Makes His Case to be Included in Debates

Facing the real possibility of being excluded from the gubernatorial debates, Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie came out swinging on Thursday morning, making his case to be included.

The campaign is set to fight to be included in the debate and will not stand for our voices to be silenced by erroneous criteria set out to exclude viable alternatives in the race, Wyllie said. In 2006, the criteria set from these organizations included candidates that polled 7 percent or higher. When Max Linn proved in court he had reached that standard, these same organizations more than doubled their own criteria benchmark to 15 percent.

What has changed in our political environment to warrant such a significant change in their own criteria?" Wyllie demanded. Why in 2006 was 7 percent viable but in 2014 it is 15 percent?

I can answer that question for you, Wyllie continued. This is only because third-party and nonparty registered candidates can now successfully qualify by their 2006 standards. This change was done solely to exclude otherwise thought to be viable candidates, in a way to silence the voice of these people (the largest growing demographic in Florida politics). Adrian Wyllie and the entire Wyllie campaign team will fight for that voice to be heard and are prepared on many different fronts for that very scenario.

Wyllie has polled in the upper single digits in most recent surveys.

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