Independents uneasy about taking cash, even from indie group
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Hoping to capitalize on voter frustration over growing polarization in politics, a group fueled partly by so-called "dark money" plans to spend $3 million this year to elect independents. But some free-spirited lawmakers are declining their help.
Unite America, formerly known as the Centrist Project, is endorsing and providing polling for independent gubernatorial and legislative candidates across the country.
It's time state legislatures and governor's mansions reflect the increasing proportion of U.S. citizens identifying as independents, said the group's... read more
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