Tag Archives: No Labels

Veiled references to Americans Elect in the media

Ballot Access News:

Steve Kornacki, Salon’s news editor, has this commentary on the chances of a powerful third force presidential candidate next year.

The column, and similar commentary, usually say that minor party and independent candidates for important office never win. These articles should acknowledge that in the period starting in 1970, there have been seven gubernatorial elections and six U.S.… Read more ...

Independent Eliot Cutler “Unlikely” To Challenge Snowe In 2012

From National Review Online:

Eliot Cutler, the 2010 independent gubernatorial candidate that lost by less than two percent of the vote to now-Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) told Hotline On Call Saturday that it’s “unlikely” that he will challenge Sen. Olympia Snowe (R) in 2012.

While he did not definitively rule out a future run for any office, Cutler did not sound at all like a Senate candidate, saying he has “no desire to live in Washington.”

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Robert Stark:”New Independent Centrist Movement an Establishment Front”

Robert Stark at the LA Nonpartisan Examiner looks at who is behind the “No Labels” faction:

A new political organization called “No Labels” , founded in December, is seeking to appeal to independents who have rejected the existing two parties. No Labels does not take official positions on issues and claims that it does not intend to start a third party.  Read more ...

Michael Bloomberg News Roundup

  • Bloomberg participated in an event launching a “No Labels” movement in New York earlier in December. The Washington Post explained,

The group hopes to build a network of citizen activists and establish offices in all 435 congressional districts. Beginning in January, members plan to police the new Congress, calling out lawmakers they think are too partisan and speaking up for those who cross party lines to find solutions.

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