Recent press clips from the Centrist Project. Press inquiries can be directed to email@example.com.
Video: "Can Independents Break the Two Party Stranglehold?" CNN (9/2/17)
Article: “Independents Are Starting to Organize" by Edward-Isaac Dovere, POLITICO Magazine (8/08/17)
“With a historically unpopular Republican president in the White House and a Democratic Party in epic disarray, they think this is their moment."
Article: “Centrist Project Charts Path for Electing Independents" by Kyle Stewart, Roll Call (7/12/17)
“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.
Article: “Fed up with the 2 parties, a group of centrists rises up” by Jon Ward, Yahoo News (4/1/17)
“The group has a goal: Elect a small band of independents in the U.S. Senate to force compromise between Republicans and Democrats.”
"The Centrist Project has given up on the Republican-Democratic 'duopoly' and is trying to create a third force...They aim to establish centrist independent blocs in the Senate and state legislatures."
"One of the reasons The Centrist Project chose Colorado as its testing ground is because research shows it has the most polarized legislature in the nation."
Op-ed: “Rise of the independents?” by Carl Cannon, Los Angeles Daily News (4/22/17)
“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.”
"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.
"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?”
Video: Changing Lanes with Nick Troiano (4/24/17)
“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.”
Op-Ed: “Macron's Centrist Playbook” by Nick Troiano (4/27/17)
“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.”
Article: “Poll: Evan McMullin beats Sen. Orrin Hatch in head-to-head matchup” by Dennis Romboy, Deseret News (4/21/17)
“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.”