Recent press clips from the Centrist Project. Press inquiries can be directed to

  • Video: Centrist Project on C-SPAN's Washington Journal (9/2/17)

  • Video: "Can Independents Break the Two Party Stranglehold?" CNN (9/2/17)

“While obstacles may be abundant, Troiano pointed to his fellow panelists as an indication that the current political environment may be fertile ground for independent candidates.

“The group has a goal: Elect a small band of independents in the U.S. Senate to force compromise between Republicans and Democrats.”

  • Video: "Centrism for America" by PBS' The Open Mind (6/12/17)

“In this scenario, neither Mitch McConnell nor Chuck Schumer will hold the gavel. The Senate leader would almost certainly be an independent or an independent-minded senator who relishes bipartisan cooperation.”

  • Article: Does American Politics Need More Independents in Office? by Leo Doran, Inside Sources (7/10/17)

    "Troiano’s team is less dedicated to building a third party to take outright control of politics, as much as empowering “unparty” candidates to deny majorities to the traditional establishment forces. 

  • Article: "Evan McMullin’s War" by McKay Coppins (6/15/17)

    "One group, the Centrist Project, is working to identify closely divided legislative bodies—from small state legislatures to the U.S. Senate—where electing a handful of independents could deny the major parties an outright majority."

  • Radio: Nick Troiano on the Michael Smerconish Program (4/26/17)

“How hard is it to run for office in the United States as an independent –– not a Democrat or Republican?”

“Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon sits down with Centrist Project Executive Director Nick Troiano and they talk about how more third party candidates can run for elected positions.”

“Macron's anticipated success offers tangible hope that leaders can channel the electorate's anti-establishment anger in a way that unites rather than divides people across partisan, ideological and cultural lines.”

“The Centrist Project, which is recruiting candidates to run for Senate and state legislatures in 2018, commissioned the survey to gauge Utahns' opinions on several issues and the viability of an independent candidate in the upcoming Senate race.”