Centrist Project Blog

Colorado Centrist Project Celebrates Victory in Thornton

Colorado Centrist Project Celebrates Victory in Thornton   Sam Nizam re-elected to Thornton City Council Denver, CO – The Colorado Centrist Project is celebrating the re-election of Sam Nizam to Thornton City Council, giving the organization its first electoral victory in Colorado and momentum ahead of its plans to compete in state legislative races in 2018

Important Not to Get Grounded in Party Lines This Election Day

Important Not to Get Grounded in Party Lines This Election Day We are living in dangerous political times. When Obama first took office in 2008, partisan alignment became king. Since then, the lines have been pushed steadily further from the center, and it is practically impossible for moderate candidates to make it onto the ballot, much less win an election.

Our Lack of Civil Discourse Encourages Hyper-Partisanship

Hyper partisanship has become the norm in today’s society because we the people no longer are able to engage in polite civil discussions over different points of view. As individual Americans we all have the freedom of expression, belief and speech.  We often hear our elected officials and media spokespersons state these freedoms in a multitude of ways.  We as Americans treasure these freedoms as rights that we possess because we are fortunate enough to live in the USA. Yet,...

A Primer on Political Soft Money

Start with three questions: If you keep your front door bolted and alarmed against burglars but your porch door is always open, do you feel safe? Would you do a lot for some generous chap who gives you $100,000? Would you rather be paid in US dollars than in inflated Venezuelan bolivars? If you answer “yes” to these three questions, you instinctively know the difference between soft money and hard money both now and in the past. You also can...

Spotlight on an Independent: Jack Perry

As a result of the growing dissatisfaction with the major parties, passionate Americans all across the country are stepping up to run for office as an independent. Among these candidates is Jack Perry.  Jack a native of Southington, CT started his own business in 2008 while he was still attending high school. We caught up with Jack after he announced his candidacy for a seat on Southington's Town Council.  What is your story? I have been a lifelong resident in Southington, CT....

Let's re-elect Governor Bill Walker (I-AK)

The Centrist Project is excited and honored to endorse Alaska Governor Bill Walker for reelection. As a Centrist Independent, Bill Walker embodies the change that we are trying to bring about in American politics. 

Centrist Project endorses Gov. Bill Walker (I-AK)

Centrist Project Announces Endorsement of Governor Bill Walker (I-AK) “An extraordinary leader for Alaska and a role model for our movement” DENVER, CO –– The Centrist Project announced today its endorsement of incumbent independent Governor Bill Walker of Alaska, who is running for re-election in the 2018 election.

AK Gov. Bill Walker, Elected Independents Make Case for A New Way

Washington – Against the backdrop of dysfunctional government, widespread economic uncertainty, and a general failure of the two-party system to solve many of the nation’s most pressing challenges, a crop of Independent elected officeholders today came together to make the case that independent candidates for public office can get elected and bridge the political divide between Republicans and Democrats.

Campaign Finance Reforms Could Change Our Elections

It’s an open secret that elections in the United States are as much affected by money as they are by votes. A mediocre candidate with healthy funding is nearly always more likely to win out over a strong candidate without the tools to get their message out. During the Trump vs. Clinton race, over $4.4 billion was spent on television ads alone. Even though 2016 was an exception to the rule, with Donald Trump spending less than Hillary Clinton but...