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With a centrist manifesto, No Labels promotes its presidential candidacy – UnlistedNews

The coalition opposing the No Labels effort, which already includes Third Way, the progressive group MoveOn.org, the Democratic opposition research firm American Bridge, and the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, made up of Republican consultants, will join the next week to a bipartisan coalition. led by Richard A. Gephardt, former House Democratic leader.

To No Labels’ most ardent opponents, the group’s lofty rhetoric and calls for centrism mask a secret agenda to return Republicans to the White House. They point to a number of No Labels donors, such as Woody Hunt, a senior chairman of the Hunt Companies, John Catsimatidis, a director of Gristedes Foods, and Ted Kellner, a Milwaukee businessman, who have donated generously to Republicans, including Trump, suggesting such Donors know full well that No Labels’ primary role now is to hurt Democrats.

Polls conducted by an outside firm for Mr. Gephardt seemed to indicate that a candidate considered moderate, independent, and bipartisan might not win the presidency, but would do great damage to Mr. Biden’s re-election effort. In a national poll conducted by Prime Group, a Democratic-leaning public opinion research and messaging firm, Biden would beat Trump by roughly the same popular vote margin as he did in 2020. But if a third centrist candidate were to enter the race, that candidate could take a much larger share of voters from Biden than from Trump.

The same group surveyed seven swing states — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — and found that Trump would win three of those states in a head-to-head matchup with Biden, Mr. Biden two. In two of the states, Biden and Trump would essentially be tied, according to the poll.

Nancy Jacobson, founder of No Labels, said, as she has before, that the effort should be seen as an “insurance policy” for an American electorate dissatisfied with a possible repeat of the 2020 Biden-Trump election. The document is a catalyst for tempering that dissatisfaction or channeling it into a genuine political movement.

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