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Ernest Luning, Colorado Politics (9/6/17)
Armed with fresh polling that shows an overwhelming majority of Colorado voters ready to cast ballots for independents — with nearly as many blaming Democrats and Republicans for partisan gridlock — along with a budding apparatus meant to provide the kind of training, organizing and fundraising support before only available to partisan candidates, Troiano believes the Centrist Project can prove that independents can get elected and, once in office, change the state’s political culture, with just a little help.
C-SPAN's Washington Journal (9/2/17)
Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times (9/16/17)
The American people are hungry for an alternative to the status quo, to the dysfunction and the gridlock in the two political parties,’ he [Vance] said. Vance defined the centrist group as ‘fiscally conservative, pro free enterprise, socially tolerant, environmentally responsible.’ Baird added there will be no specific litmus test for candidates.
Andrea Dukakis, Colorado Public Radio (8/23/17)
The group, which plans to target five legislative districts in Colorado that are still to be determined, says polls that indicate high voter dissatisfaction demonstrate that the political climate in Colorado and the nation is ripe for this kind of change.
Edward-Isaac Dovere, POLITICO Magazine (8/8/17)
With a historically unpopular Republican president in the White House and a Democratic Party in epic disarray, they think this is their moment.
Mike Vilensky, Wall Street Journal (9/12/17)
‘It takes a credible individual to be competitive because voters want to know they’re not wasting their votes,’ [Troiano] said. ‘Ben’s win will encourage more quality independents to run because they’ll see it’s possible.’
Corey Hutchins, Colorado Independent (6/22/17)
The mission of The Centrist Project is to be a catalyst for bringing both sides back together to address the really large and long-term challenges facing our communities, our state, and our country,” Trioano says. “We see Colorado as having both a need and an opportunity to prove that’s possible.
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.
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.
9News Colorado (6/18/17)
Mort Kondracke, Real Clear Politics (6/22/17)
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.
McKay Coppins, The Atlantic (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.
Op-Ed 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.
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.
“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.
Nick Troiano, US News & World Report (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.
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.