Kucinich protests exclusion


Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) filed a complaint with the FCC Friday over ABC’s decision to exclude him from its primetime debate broadcast Saturday from New Hampshire, site of this week’s presidential primary. “ABC should not be the first primary,” Kucinich said in his complaint alleging that ABC was violating equal time requirements. For its part, the network said it had been very clear about the rules to qualify: either finish in the top four in last week’s Iowa caucuses or poll 5% or higher in certain key polls. The FCC did not act on Kucinich’s complaint and the broadcast went on without him.