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Third Party Candidates

HUFFPOLLSTER: Third Party Candidates Face Substantial Challenges In The General Election

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics

Nearly two thirds of voters don’t know anything about Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson, which makes polling on him difficult. Cal...

Voters Have No Idea Who Gary Johnson Is

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

In a presidential race between two historically disliked major party candidates, there's a certain cachet to being merely the other guy. The leading c...

Are Voters Pining For A Third-Party Candidate? It's Complicated.

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

A small but significant minority of voters would be interested in a more ideologically pure alternative to the two likely presidential nominees, a new...

Jim VandeHei Has Some Terrible Ideas About A Third-Party Candidate

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

Every four years, someone comes along to write a terrible piece advocating for a third party, usually basing their argument on their own idiosyncratic...

A Major Third-Party Run in the Fall? Anything Is Possible This Year

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Adelman

Public attention has been shifting from the primaries and caucuses to a possible Republican convention battle that could produce a destructive internecine intra-war. But it may also produce third and even fourth party candidates for president in the fall.

Ted Cruz And Donald Trump Supporters Probably Won't Defect To A Third-Party Candidate

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

More than a quarter of Donald Trump's supporters would rather vote for a third-party candidate in November's general election than cast a vote for Sen...

The 2016 Populist Uprising in Perspective: Part 3 - The History of Populism in the United States

Frank Islam | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Frank Islam

No matter the final results of the presidential elections in November, 2016 will be forever known as the year of the uprising of the populists in both political parties.

The Electoral Purge: The Gravitational Pull That Pries Disaffected Voters Away From Electoral Alternatives and Back to the Two Major Political Parties

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It is sheer electoral brilliance that the two major parties, even at their low popularity watermarks, can manipulate the political system and convince the voters that they should not vote for anyone not associated with the two major political parties.

Want More Millennials in Office? Then It's Time to Ditch the Two-Party System

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Stephen Robert Morse

Yes, there are certainly some smart people who accept their party's faults and work within them to make changes... and then there are the slimeballs who we see on TV every day. It seems like most millennials would prefer to run the other way from the rats.

Ralph Nader Issues Prediction On 2016 Campaign

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader discussed the possibility of billionaire candidates running for president during a Monday appearance on CSP...

Campaigning on the Cheap: An Independent Path Forward

Abel Collins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Abel Collins

Some think we should let the Democrats and Republicans continue their ruinous policies of selling out the American people to Big Business. I can't in good conscience let that happen, so let me explain why 2014 will be the year we see at least one Independent in the House.

The Fringe Candidate Who Could Cost Mitt Romney the Presidency

Eli Lehrer | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

The Constitution Party platform is, well, how to put it... absolutely mad. Unfortunately, this may not be stop their candidate from impacting the election.

Two-Party Distorted Economic Dialogue & The Need for Open Presidential Debates

Michele Swenson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The central unspoken issue in 2012 remains the continued 30-year wealth shift upward, exacerbated by Washington's false deficit narrative and calls for austerity that actually expand wealth inequity.

Roseanne Barr Calls Nancy Pelosi A Criminal

Posted 06.19.2012 | Comedy

Back in February, comedian and activist Roseanne Barr officially announced that she was seeking the Green Party nomination for president, and since th...

Ain't Easy Being Green

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 05.29.2012 | Media
Stephen Robert Morse

When I created Ain't Easy Being Green, few Americans were talking about the pitfalls of America's two-party system. However, the time is now right for Americans to have more choices and be exposed to alternative views.

The Delusion of a Radical Center

Robert Kuttner | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A well-funded, faux-reformist group known as Americans Elect is promoting a third party presidential candidacy and anticipates qualifying its candidate to be on the ballot in nearly all states.

Jason Linkins

Have You Heard About The Whig Party?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Taegan Goddard posted an item yesterday titled "Whig Party Revived", detailing how Steven Gerritzen, "a 39-year-old 'electronics assembler,'" was brin...

Tea Party Leader: Third Party Would Be 'Disruptive'

CNN | Alexander Mooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Karin Hoffman, the founder of a Florida Tea Party chapter called DC Works for Us, is echoing Sarah Palin's recent comments that the organization shoul...

How Important Are These Off-Year Races?

New York Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the very least, the results in the governors' races, if not predictive, are quite likely to drive the political narrative, bolstering or diminishin...

Montana's Three Big-Sky Electoral Votes In the Air

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

There's a fierce battle underway in the red state of Montana with its sparse population, big sky prairies and snow-capped mountains. The 'Treasure Sta...

Libertarian Bob Barr Jumps Into Presidential Race

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Libertarians looking to have a higher-profile candidate than they did in 2004 are rejoicing this week-end as former Congressman Bob Barr announced that he is forming a presidential explanatory committee.

Ralph Nader's Nadir

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

Politics is all about perception, and the perception of Ralph Nader's first run was that of a tragedy. His redux in 2004 was more of a farce. His run this time will be doomed to be pathetic.