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Libertarian Wyllie Sues to Join Debate for Governor


Libertarian Party candidate for governor Adrian Wyllie has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to join the Oct. 15 Florida gubernatorial debate.

Wyllie claims in the lawsuit filed Thursday that his rights are being infringed because of a rule requiring participants to show at least 15 percent support in a reputable opinion poll. Wyllie says the rule he understood was 12 percent, although the 15 percent figure has been in place since August 2013.

The lawsuit is pending in federal court in Fort Lauderdale. The Oct. 15 debate between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist is to take place at Broward College. (The debate will be carried live at 7 p.m. on WUSF 89.7)

Scott and Crist have their first debate Friday at a Miramar television station, also without Wyllie. A third debate is set Oct. 21 in Jacksonville.

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