Candidate issues ultimatum on forum

Candidate issues ultimatum on forum

Posted: Updated:
Photo courtesy of Facebook Photo courtesy of Facebook

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.


  • Don't Miss ItMore>>

  • Dramatic doggie makeovers put new face to pet adoption

    Dramatic doggie makeovers put new face to pet adoption

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:14:31 GMT
    What a difference a bath can make! Millions of shelter dogs across the United States just need a little bit of grooming and TLC in order to shine, as evidenced by these photos.More >>
    What a difference a bath can make! Millions of shelter dogs across the United States just need a little bit of grooming and TLC in order to shine, as evidenced by these photos.
    More >>
  • Koala survives 54-mile ride clinging to car's grill

    Koala survives 54-mile ride clinging to car's grill

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:59:42 GMT
    Timberwolf clung to a car for 54 miles. Australia Zoo Facebook photoTimberwolf clung to a car for 54 miles. Australia Zoo Facebook photo
    An adorable little koala survived an amazing high-speed ride by clinging to a car for 54 miles on an Australia highway. The koala suffered a torn nail during the ordeal.More >>
    An adorable little koala survived an amazing high-speed ride by clinging to a car for 54 miles on an Australia highway. The koala suffered a torn nail during the ordeal.More >>
  • FWC: Lionfish need to be removed from Florida waters

    FWC: Lionfish need to be removed from Florida waters

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:48:07 GMT
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is changing management rules of invasive lionfish to remove them from state waters. Lionfish was introduced to state waters in the 1980s, and since then, populations have boomed in recent years, negatively impacting native wildlife and habitat, the FWC says.More >>
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is changing management rules of invasive lionfish to remove them from state waters. Lionfish was introduced to state waters in the 1980s, and since then, populations have boomed in recent years, negatively impacting native wildlife and habitat, the FWC says.More >>
  • Most Viewed Stories on WFLA.com

  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

1306 N. Broadway NE Knoxville,
Tennessee 37917

Telephone: 865.637.NEWS(6397)
Fax: 865.525.4091
Email: newsroom@wate.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Knoxville, Inc. A Media General Company.