Candidate issues ultimatum on forum

Candidate issues ultimatum on forum

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A candidate for Florida governor is issuing an ultimatum: Include me or arrest me.

Adrian Wyllie, a Libertarian Party candidate, wants to take part in a gubernatorial candidate forum held by the Florida Press Association this week in Coral Gables.

“It’s basically that I am going to attend the event and they can either make another place at the table or they can have me arrested, and those are their only two options,” Wyllie told News Channel 8. 

Related link: Open letter from Adrian Wyllie
 
The head of the Florida Press Association said the group set out specific criteria for the forum, which takes place at its convention on Friday. The criteria include getting 12 percent support in a poll designated by FPA (taking a 4 percent margin of error into consideration) and raising $250,000 by May 1.

Democrats Charlie Crist and Nan Rich are confirmed for the forum, said FPA President and CEO Dean Ridings. Gov. Rick Scott is not scheduled to attend.

Wyllie said he plans to attend the event with others.

“We’re going to get into the building and we’re going to get into the room,” he said.

Ridings said they are discussing the idea of extra security.


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