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Moderate Americans Elect group hoping to add third candidate to 2012 election ballot

Publié par Clifford Armion le 25/11/2011

Krissah Thompson

The restless political middle emboldened by the recent inability of a special congressional committee to agree on a debt-reduction deal is staking out a controversial plan to insert itself into the 2012 election.

A bipartisan group of political strategists and donors known as Americans Elect has raised $22 million and is likely to place a third presidential candidate on the ballot in every state next year. The goal is to provide an alternative to President Obama and the GOP nominee and break the tradition of a Democrat-vs.-Republican lineup.

The effort could represent a promising new chapter for political moderates, who see a wide-open middle in the political landscape as congressional gridlock and bitter partisan fights have driven down favorability ratings for both parties.

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"Moderate Americans Elect group hoping to add third candidate to 2012 election ballot", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2011. Consulté le 27/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/moderate-americans-elect-group-hoping-to-add-third-candidate-to-2012-election-ballot