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TODAY'S QUESTION: Is F. Glenn Miller a candidate worthy of radio airtime?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | 8:00 a.m. CDT; updated 5:30 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Attorney General Chris Koster and the Missouri Broadcasters Association have asked for a ruling from the Federal Communications Commission on whether F. Glenn Miller, a white supremacist, is considered a “bona fide” candidate who has a right to radio airtime.

Miller, 69, of Aurora is registered as a write-in candidate for retiring Republican Sen. Kit Bond’s U.S. Senate seat. As a write-in candidate, he purchased radio ads in March that contained statements disparaging Jews, immigrants and minorities.

The petition against Miller’s airtime states the write-in candidate must engage in activities commonly associated with political campaigning including making campaign speeches, distributing campaign literature, issuing press releases, maintaining a campaign committee and establishing campaign headquarters.

Miller said he has campaign offices besides his home but doesn’t want to reveal the locations because people working there fear being attacked if the location is known.

A section called “Campaign Photos” on his website contains photos with a truck that has a sign indicating Miller’s candidacy, but no photos of interactions with potential voters.

Mark Sableman, an attorney representing the Missouri Broadcasters Association, said it is clear that Miller was making things up to look like a candidate.

While awaiting the ruling from the FCC, Miller released a press release saying his radio ads will no longer contain racial slurs because he wants to appeal to minority voters who he says are “fed up with Jewish control.”

Should F. Glenn Miller be considered a bona fide candidate who has a right to radio airtime?


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