Republican presidential hopeful Gov. John Kasich (Ohio) filed an equal opportunity request Tuesday with the Federal Communications Commission over GOP rival Donald Trump’s “Saturday Night Live” appearance earlier this month.
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Kasich invoked 47 CFR 73.1941, which states that television stations shall give equal opportunities to each candidate, in his formal request to the FCC.
“Presidential candidate John R. Kasich respectfully requests equal opportunity for the use of facilities that aired the Nov. 7, 2015, episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ featuring an appearance by presidential candidate Donald J. Trump,” the request says.
Kasich’s request purports that — under FCC guidelines — both he and Trump are “legally qualified candidates” and that he is “entitled” to the same opportunities his presidential contender receives.
“We look forward to working with you to satisfy this request,” the letter says in conclusion.
Read Kasich’s full request here.
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