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Third Party Candidates Debate Tonight in Chicago

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Third Party Candidates Debate Tonight in Chicago

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Republican presidential candidate former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson makes a statement during a debate Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, Pool)

You’ve now heard three debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and you don’t like either one of them. Well, Chicagoans, tonight is a chance to choose a third-party candidate on whom to vote. 

Former CNN talk show host Larry King is moderating the Free and Equal Presidential Debate, tonight at the Chicago Hilton. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the debate is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

The candidates:

    Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party

    Jill Stein, Green Party

    Virgil Goode, Constitution Party

    Rocky Anderson, Justice Party

According to the organizers, Free and Equal Elections:

Unlike the CPD debates, which are restricted to the Democratic and Republican nominees (Barack Obama and Mitt Romney), FEE invited all candidates with a mathematical chance of winning the presidency. Obama and Romney are expected not to participate, though, as both have signed contracts with CPD prohibiting them from engaging in other debates. (The existence of those contracts may be why the FEE debate is taking place only after the CPD debates have concluded.)

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