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:
For additional debate articles, see:
- Transcript of the October 17 Libertarian Party Presidential Debate
- Darryl Perry Moderates Keene Mayoral Debate
- Video Released of Franklin Pierce Debate Featuring Andy Martin
- Video Released of Robert Milnes at 2012 Alternative Candidates Debate
- Saturn’s Repository article on the importance of public debate, including a chronicle of the first radio-broadcast presidential debate from 1948