2016 Lesser-Known Candidates Forum

18 Democratic presidential candidates participate in the Lesser-Known Candidates Forum.
Image: Marc Nozell 

St. Anselm College held its twelfth quadrennial “Lesser-Known” Candidates Forum last week ahead of the February 9 New Hampshire Primary.  The three hour event featured five Republican candidates and eighteen Democratic candidates.  It aired nationally on C-SPAN-2 and on the local Manchester station WMUR-TV

The forum follows the widely publicized 2012 event in which colorful Democratic presidential candidate Vermin Supreme “glitterbombed” pro-life activist Randall Terry.  Though Supreme is again a candidate this cycle, he was banned from the event due to his previous stunt.

Other than Supreme, each lesser-known candidate appearing on the New Hampshire Primary ballot was invited.  The following made an appearance:


  • Tim Cook, Browns Summit, N.C.
  • Walter N. Iwachiw, Sunnyside, N.Y.
  • Stephen B. Comley Sr., Rowley, Mass.
  • Andy Martin, Manchester, N.H.
  • Joe Robinson, Boston, Mass.


  • Jon Adams, New York, N.Y.
  • Rocky De La Fuente, San Diego, Calif.
  • Eric Elbot, Groton, Mass.
  • Bill French, Middleburg, Penn.
  • Mark Stewart Greenstein, Newington, Conn.
  • Henry Hewes, New York, N.Y.
  • Brock C. Hutton, Linthicum, Md.
  • Lloyd Kelso, Gastonia, N.C.
  • Steven Roy Lipscomb, Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Robert Lovitt, Fort Knox, Ky.
  • William H. McGaughey Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Raymond Michael Moroz, Rensselaer, N.Y.
  • Edward T. O’Donnell Jr., Bridgeport, Pa.
  • Graham Schwass, Haverhill, Mass.
  • Sam Sloan, Bronx, N.Y.
  • Edward Sonnino, New York, N.Y.
  • Michael A. Steinberg, Tampa, Fla.
  • Richard Lyons Weil, Fort Collins, Colo.

The forum was uploaded to YouTube in its entirety by MoxNews.com.  It is embedded below:

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