Open the Debates

Open the Debates

In 2018, WMUR, the Union Leader, and NH Institute of Politics organized congressional and gubernatorial debates that deliberately excluded Libertarian and other candidates from the debate stage. The organizers of the debate waited until the last minute to announce inclusion criteria, and used arbitrary metrics to exclude all candidates other than the Republicans & Democrats.

Voters have a right to hear from all candidates vying for our vote, and representatives of the media have a responsibility to conduct free, fair, and open debates without partisan bias.

Join other New Hampshire voters in urging all organizations and media outlets that organize or host any debates for federal or statewide offices in New Hampshire to include all candidates who will appear on the general election ballot, without any arbitrary conditions of exclusion.