He's back. Reform Party candidate for governor Max Linn filed a lawsuit in a Hillsborough County court Friday demanding that he be allowed to participate in tonight's gubernatorial debate between Charlie Crist and Jim Davis. A hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled to be heard at 2 p.m. this afternoon. Linn, you may recall, filed a similar lawsuit in South Florida prior to last week's debate. A circuit court judge agreed that Linn should participate but an appeals court overruled the decision.
The prospect of Linn participating in the debate has fueled speculation that he would ask Crist if he is gay. Linn has maintained on several radio interviews that he and Crist discussed Crist being gay when they knew each other in Leadership Florida classes. Crist has repeatedly denied Linn's statements and maintains he is heterosexual.