THE CENTRIST PROJECT VOICE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2014
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES DISRUPT US SENATE FIGHT FOR MAJORITY
NATIONAL MEDIA EXAMINES CONSEQUENCES OF KANSAS AND SOUTH DAKOTA MID-TERMS
Washington, DC – The national media is taking notice of mid-term Senate races where independent candidates are disrupting major party nominees. The Atlantic, CBS, Huffington Post, NBC, NY Times, and Washington Post all report that frustrated voters are increasingly turning to centrist candidates that can set aside partisan politics to focus on solving problems.
Campaigning on a commitment to drive progress on issues of critical importance to the American people, these candidates are promoting to their freedom from major party influences. As a result, a few are surging in the polls as front-runners and serious contenders. This has the major party candidates on their heels.
Regional media is taking note as well reporting the number of moderate voters is on the rise due to dissatisfaction with the major parties.
With two Independent US Senators, a third or fourth could lead to a consortium of centrist power and change the political landscape. This could drive additional support for independent candidates in subsequent election cycles.
“This is a critical moment in American politics,” says Charles Wheelan, founder of The Centrist Project, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College, and the bestselling author of Naked Economics. “Independent candidates in Kansas and South Dakota have a strong appeal to voters. Sending a leader to Washington that puts constituents ahead of partisanship drives a strong message to Congress, one that mandates cooperation across the aisle to solve problems not currently addressed.”
The Centrist Project Voice, as an advocate for candidates subscribing to centrist principles has endorsed three independent candidates for US Senate – Greg Orman (Kansas), Larry Pressler (South Dakota), and Jill Bossi (South Carolina):
For more information on these endorsements, see Breaking News: The Centrist Project Voice Endorses a Wide Portfolio of Moderate Candidates.
Additional US media reports on the surge of independent candidates include:
ABOUT THE CENTRIST PROJECT VOICE
The Centrist Project Voice is a separate segregated fund (SSF) of The Centrist Project. It is the first PAC to promote centrist candidates regardless of party affiliation. The Centrist Project is a 501(c)4 membership organization focused breaking the gridlock in Washington by changing political incentives and helping elect responsible leaders. Its Centrist Principles include fiscal responsibility, environmental stewardship, social tolerance, economic opportunity and a pragmatic approach to solving policy challenges. More information about the Centrist Project Voice and its endorsed candidates is available at www.centristproject.org/featured_candidates. More information about The Centrist Project is available at www.centristproject.org
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