WHY HAS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLACED RESTRICTIONS ON PARTICIPATION IN PRIMARY DEBATES?
Press Release from www.reducegovernment.com
(Apr. 12, 2011) —The following is a news release from the campaign of Tom Miller, presidential candidate, whom The Post & Email interviewed here.
On Friday April 8, 2011 you announced that the state GOP put a special threshold on who could be eligible for participating in the May 5, 2011 South Carolina Presidential debate. Candidates must have registered a presidential exploratory committee or presidential campaign with the Federal Election Commission, filed paperwork to be placed on the ballot in South Carolina, pay associated state and federal filing fees, and meet national polling criteria consistent with benchmark support numbers used for past debates. Not all the listed candidates have met the requirements, but are expected to.
Neither the Republican Party of South Carolina nor the National Republican Party has the authority to override, bypass or rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America. You do not have the power to create special thresholds that limit the participants to career politicians, millionaires and the ruling elite. Our campaign has been officially registered with the Federal Election Commission and our candidate has met the criteria required by the Constitution of the United States of America under Article II section I to hold the Office of the President of the United States of America.
Therefore, we are formally requesting that Presidential Candidate Thomas J. Miller be invited and allowed to participate in the May 5, 2011 South Carolina Presidential debates. Please forward all information regarding this event to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Press Secretary
Reduce Government Miller for President
Thomas J. Miller
Registered Candidate R., President of the United States of America 2012
Federal Election Commission ID: P20001947
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Reduce Government w Miller for President ID: C00462010