Tuesday, October 8, 2013

NJ ELEC's Sanctioned Gubernatorial Debates Without the Independent Candidates

Tonight's the first of the two NJ ELEC sanctioned gubernatorial debates between Republican incumbent, Gov. Christie and Democratic candidate, Sen. Buono. Participants had to agree to raise and spend $380,000 in private donations.  Although approximately 46% of registered voters in NJ are unaffiliated, none of the Independent gubernatorial candidates will be participating in the debates since they did not qualify.

Here are links to:

NJ Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-governor-lt-governor-0808b.pdf

NJ ELEC Debate Agreement http://www.elec.state.nj.us/pdffiles/forms/guberforms/DebateAgreementGeneral_GUB.pdf

NJ Gubernatorial Public Financing info http://www.elec.state.nj.us/publicinformation/gub_man.htm


1 comment:

  1. Independent candidates should be allowed to participate. It's an opportunity to let the voters know their platform in a large forum.