Third Party Watch founder Austin Cassidy has agreed to join Independent Political Report as Publisher and Managing Partner. Says Mr. Cassidy:
I started Third Party Watch because I thought there was a need for a largely objective news source that covered the so called “periphery” of American politics. The site was successful, but I think the need still exists today and that’s why I’m really excited to be playing a role in creating the new Independent Political Report.
Mr. Cassidy will also lend his business acumen and technical skills to IPR, and he has already helped out with a few site glitches.
Austin Cassidy founded Third Party Watch in May, 2005. After building it up into the premiere source for third-party-politics news, he sold it to Stephen Gordon in late 2007. This past weekend, Mr. Gordon sold TPW to Republican fundraiser Richard Viguerie.
Mr. Cassidy joins former TPW contributors Thomas L. Knapp and Trent Hill in making the exodus from TPW to IPR.