American Party Tries to Grab Hold in South Carolina

The following was posted by Joshua Fauver on the Independent American & Constitutional Review (IACR) today:

The following was posted on the American Party Facebook Page, and was published on the South Carolina CBS website on June 13, 2013. 


South Carolina voters may have another option on the ballot in 2014 as the American Party tries to grab hold in the state.
A Democrat and Republican are backing the same party.

“It’s not just another party,” says Dr. James Rex, co-founder of the American Party. “It’s a much different approach to politics, and I think it’s the approach that more and more Americans are saying they want to see.”

“We want to be the problem-solving party,” says Dr. Oscar Lovelace, also a co-founder of the American Party. “We want to engage people in public policy.”

Rex and Lovelace know public policy and politics well. Rex, a Democrat, was elected superintendent of education for the state in 2006 and Lovelace, a Republican, is a physician who sought his party’s nomination for governor in 2006 as well.

“This is an attempt to appeal to that broad section of people that are in the middle that are conservative about some issues, but more liberal about others, and right now they only have two choices, which sort of forces them one side or the other,” says Rex.

Rex and Lovelace say the American Party would be a pool of candidates who are more moderate and not career politicians.

“It will be a party of candidates who actually are experienced public servants, people who have proven leadership abilities, and they will be vetted by our party,” says Lovelace.

“Right now it seems like the priority among most elected officials in both parties it to get re-elected,” explains Rex.

Rex says the American Party would hold candidates and elected officials to a higher standard and impose term limits.

“The level of frustration, even anger among the population, not just in South Carolina, but nationwide, with the disfunctionality of our political system almost demands that some new approach, some new option be provided.”

The party needs 10,000 signatures from registered voters to be certified. They’ve collected 2,000

A link to the South Carolina CBS news affiliate video can be found here.

2 thoughts on “American Party Tries to Grab Hold in South Carolina

  1. DaveTerry

    I sincerely hope that this is not a another fiasco, like
    the LAST battle at Charleston Harbor, c.1861? :>)

  2. Stewart Flood

    Yeah…I know these guys.

    They are trying to convince everyone that they’ll be the Reese’s of politics. But instead of peanut butter and chocolate, they’re mixing together b^ll and sh$t.

    Only two choices? There were six parties running candidates around the state last year. The LP is clearly the largest outside of the Demorepublicratic duopoly, but we aren’t alone. We’re filing a candidate (or two) in the August special election. The Republicans won’t run anyone. They literally made a deal with the Democrats and this seat “belongs” to the D side of the political pie they carved up.

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