October 26, 2012 - Canterbury, NH: Second congressional candidate Hardy Macia sends letter to Bass and Kuster campaigns requesting they support open debates in NH by publicly supporting Macia's inclusion in the October 30th Grante State Debates at St. Anselm College.
Dear Rep. Bass and Ms Kuster.
I'm reaching out to both of you to ask for your support for fair and open debates in New Hampshire, and ask you to publicly support my inclusion into the final Granite State Debate taking place at St. Anselm on October 30.
New Hampshire voters only have three choices on the ballot on November 6 in the 2nd Congressional race - Bass, Kuster, Macia. Forty percent of New Hampshire voters are registered as undeclared voters, and in the most recent University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll 30% of voters still remain undecided about who to vote for in our race.
It is unfair to New Hampshire voters to shut out the third voice in this debate when so many are still undecided. We live in America, we encourage democracy all around the world, and we should encourage it here at home also by allowing all the candidates to debate.
Libertarian Candidate for 2nd Congressional District
Latest University of New Hampshire Survey Center Poll Results:
Oct 24, 2012 - Concord, NH: Libertarian candidates John Babiarz for Governor, Brendan Kelly for Congress #1, and Hardy Macia for Congress #2 are have been excluded from next week's Granite State Debate sponsored by WMUR and The Union Leader.
Initial response on their exclusion from Alisha McDevitt at WMUR via email was "As a news department, we follow federal communications law by using good-faith journalistic judgment and objective factors including polling to decide which candidates should be invited to these forums. None of the Libertarian nominees for governor or Congress have qualified for invitations."
Follow up to McDevitt for what their polling criteria used went unanswered. After several additional attempts a letter from the WMUR's legal department was sent to the Libertarian candidates removing any mention of using objective polling criteria.
Libertarian candidates were excluded from the previous debates (AAPR debate, Concord Greater Chamber debate) because they didn't met the 3 percent polling threshold. New polling from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center shows both Babiarz and Kelly at 3 percent, and the number of Undecided/Other voters have increased by up to 22 points since the Libertarians have qualified for the ballot.
Hardy Macia stated, "This increase in undecided voters is likely due to WMUR's inclusion of Libertarian candidates in their daily "Questions for the candidates" piece. I've had a lot of strangers telling me they've seen me on TV and they like what they hear as compared to the other candidates. They are looking for change from the abysmal 9% approval rating Congress currently has."
Macia continued, "Leaving the decision up to the debate sponsors as to who they wish to present to New Hampshire voters should have every voter outraged. There are only three candidates in these races, and voters should be able to hear from all three candidates."
John Babiarz stated "if they are on the ballot then they are valid candidates for the debates."
John Babiarz Governor:
Brendan Kelly Congressional #1:
Hardy Macia Congressional #2:
University of New Hampshire Survey Center Polling:
Letter from WMUR's legal department.
Oct 24, 2012 - Canterbury, NH: Hardy Macia, Libertarian candidate for Congressional District 2, released an ad about his exclusion from the upcoming Granite State Debates that claiming his chances are better to beat his cancer than to the upcoming debates.
Eight weeks ago Macia was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He created this latest ad during his bi-weekly chemo session on Tuesday morning at Lakes Region General Hospital.
The sound on the ad is a little soft because Macia said he didn't want to bother the other patients with numerous loud retakes.
Transcript of ad:
Hi, I'm Hardy Macia. I'm the Libertarian candidate for Congress
8 weeks ago I was diagnosed with cancer.
My chances are better at defeating the cancer than it is to be included in the upcoming Granite State Debates.
This isn't fair for New Hampshire voters. You should be able to hear from all three candidates for Congress.
Visit my website HardyMacia.com
and vote Hardy Macia November 6th
I'm Hardy Macia and I approve this message.
Charlie Bass is the Republican candidates, Ann Kuster is the Democratic candidate, and Hardy Macia is the Libertarian candidate. 32% of NH are registere Republicans, 28% are registered Democrats, and 40% are undeclared (you can't register as a Libertarian). The most recent polls done by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center (http://www.unh.edu/survey-center/news/pdf/gsp2012_fall_nhraces101112.pdf) shows a sharp uptick of 22 points from 21% to 33% in the number of undecided votes since Macia officially qualified for the ballot in September.
Macia Versus Zombies: http://youtu.be/Fqz7pcfXoYo
Macia Answers All Questions in the Rain: http://youtu.be/0GR-yYpia_o
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