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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 8, 201814min3873

The nonprofit formerly known as the Centrist Project, a group working to elect nonpartisans officials nationwide, on Monday unveiled a slate of four unaffiliated Colorado candidates running this year for the Legislature  in the opening salvo of its assault on the two major parties' unbroken rule of the state's government. It also announced it's changing its name to Unite America and will call the state-focused organization Unite Colorado.


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John TomasicJohn TomasicJune 11, 201614min308

The media this week is reporting that the Libertarian Party is the season’s hottest trend, which means the media will likely lose interest next week. But that won’t change the fact that the party is experiencing an uptick of public interest and awareness and that the party’s candidates are feeling that uptick on the ground this year in Colorado — the independent-minded western state where the party was founded in 1971 and where the names of 26 of the party’s state and federal candidates are already slated to appear on ballots in November. The party’s candidates are quick to concede the odds are low here as elsewhere in the country that Libertarians will actually win elections, but they’re just as quick to celebrate a rare opening this year to more broadly sell the public on libertarianism and on the need for a consistently viable alternative to the nation’s two major political parties.