News Aaron Dixon Arrested
posted by October 17 at 15:33 PMon
Seattle’s own Green Party candidate Aaron Dixon is currently in the hands of the police, after being arrested during a protest/media stunt outside KING 5’s senatorial candidates’ debate.
From the KING 5 story:
Dixon was not among the candidates that met KING 5’s criteria of public support and fundraising to qualify for the debate. Maria Cantwell, Mike McGavick and Bruce Guthrie met those qualifications.
Witnesses say Dixon attempted to push his way into the building after he was told by KING 5 staff that he was not allowed to enter. Seattle Police officers took him into custody for trespassing.
The police have yet to charge him, however, right now he’s still being questioned.
UPDATE:That “criteria of public support and fundraising”? Below the cut.
KING 5 bases their debate criteria on those set by the National Debate Advisory Project, the rather mind-numbing summary of which is below.
Guthrie must have qualified because of his "fundraising" total (though 96% of his funds came out of his own pocket), which is $1,237,687 - or 9.96% of Patty Murray's total... the debate criteria call for the inclusion of candidates who raise at least 10% of the total for the winner of the past election, I'm guessing KING 5 rounded up?
And, no, Aaron Dixon wasn't even close.