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 Floridaâ€™s open US Senate Seat also fielded questions from reporters. But one of that raceâ€™s lesser-known candidates caused a bit of a stir.
When many people think of the race for Floridaâ€™s open US Senate seat, they probably think of four people â€“ 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 whoâ€™s vying for the seat, demanded to know why he wasnâ€™t invited to speak at the candidate forum.
Snitker took the mic between Rubioâ€™s and Cristâ€™s time slots. Moderator Rick Hirsch attempted to dispel the situation. But Snitker wasnâ€™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.