New Centrist Party in South Carolina Will Have Candidate for One U.S. Senate Election

From Ballot Access News:

South Carolina will hold elections in November 2014 for both its U.S. Senate seats. The new American Party, which qualified earlier this year, and which is a centrist party, will have a candidate for the short term U.S. Senate race. She is Jill Bossi, vice-president of the Red Cross in South Carolina. See this story.

Centrist parties, other than Americans Elect, are on the ballot this year in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. Also, the United Independent Party is petitioning in Massachusetts. Thanks to Scott West for the link.

From the article cited, written by Jie Jenny Zou:

Bossi, who is running as a candidate of the newly formed American Party, said she wants to bring an end to “political extremism and gridlock in Washington.”

“The politicians in Washington haven’t passed a budget for our country in over six years, and they haven’t provided a balanced budget since 2001,” she said in a statement announcing her candidacy. “This is not the way to run a business or a family, let alone a country. Something has to change.”

Her campaign platform will focus on balancing the budget, passing congressional term limits, and furthering the nation’s global competitiveness, according to her statement.

Bossi also said she would work to put more Americans back to work, pass comprehensive tax reform by simplifying the tax code, and make health care more affordable without “invasive government regulations.”

14 thoughts on “New Centrist Party in South Carolina Will Have Candidate for One U.S. Senate Election

  1. Hupte

    She doesn’t sound centrist. She sounds fiscally right wing. How is that centrist?

  2. Steven Berson

    The true center of American politics is NOT between the failed policies of Democrats and Republicans – rather it is the balance between statists and anarchists.

  3. paulie

    I don’t know. I think Bloomberg could conceivably win with a new party, for example, and get them entrenched from that point on.

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