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First Gubernatorial Debate Lacks Big Two

By Sean Stillmaker in News on Jul 11, 2010 2:30PM

2009_8_Illinois_State_Seal.gif The prime campaign time for November’s elections is just around the corner. Earlier this week the Illinois gubernatorial candidates had their first debate, but Democratic candidate Patt Quinn and Republican candidate Bill Brady weren’t present, although they were invited. The five independent candidates: Rich Whitney (Green Party), Lex Green (Libertarian Party), Michael White (Constitution Party) and independents Scott Lee Cohen and William “Dock” Walls, expressed their views at Chicago State University on July 8. Whitney is a familiar face. He ran for governor in 2006 and received 10 percent of the vote (unprecedented) leading the Green Party to be an “established party” under Illinois election law. Check out the debate below from Free and Equal - though it’s not so much of a debate as it is five guys talking about issues.