Senate hopeful: 'Give me equal time' listen06/18/10 Kate Bradshaw
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At the candidate forum in Sarasota yesterday, the four major candidates for Florida’s open US Senate Seat also fielded questions from reporters. But one of that race’s lesser-known candidates caused a bit of a stir.
When many people think of the race for Florida’s open US Senate seat, they probably think of four people – Governor Charlie Crist, former House Speaker Marco Rubio, US Representative Kendrick Meek, and billionaire investor Jeff Greene. Yet there are several lesser-known candidates in the running, including former Miami mayor Maurice Ferre.
Alex Snitker, a Libertarian who’s vying for the seat, demanded to know why he wasn’t invited to speak at the candidate forum.
Snitker took the mic between Rubio’s and Crist’s time slots. Moderator Rick Hirsch attempted to dispel the situation. But Snitker wasn’t buying it.
Snitker left the room amid a swarm of camera flashes and frantic notebook scrawling. According to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections website, there are currently 22 people who have qualified for the Senate race.