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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 10, 2003
2:06 PM
CONTACT: Kucinich.US 
David Swanson 202-329-7847
How Many Minutes Each Candidate Received
 
WASHINGTON - October 10 - CNN’s Democratic presidential candidates’ debate last night was held with the stated intention of providing the candidates equal time. According to the Hotline (National Journal), here are the results:

Candidate Amount Of Talk Time During the Debate

Dean 14 min 07 seconds

Kerry 12 min 31 seconds

Clark 10 min 36 seconds

Gephardt 10 min 02 seconds

Lieberman 9 min 26 seconds

Braun 8 min 39 seconds

Sharpton 8 min 28 seconds

Edwards 8 min 00 seconds

Kucinich 5 min 09 seconds

At the debate, Congressman Kucinich stood out, expressing some of the clearest and sharpest distinctions between himself and other candidates, and receiving applause for his comments. It is safe to assume that his impact would have been even greater had he been given more than 36 percent of the time given to Gov. Dean.

Kucinich pointed out that he is the only candidate who voted against the War on Iraq one year ago today.

Kucinich challenged the other candidates to oppose spending another $87 billion on the U.S. occupation of Iraq, and no one accepted the challenge.

Kucinich advocated creating a cabinet-level Department of Peace to promote nonviolence in domestic and international affairs and to make war archaic.

Kucinich presented the outlines of a plan he has just released to bring US troops home from Iraq, end the war profiteering, and allow the United Nations to facilitate Iraqi self-governance.

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