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Third-Party Candidates

Dec 6, 2019
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Third-party candidates aren’t new. Even before the modern Democratic and Republican parties staked out their territory in the American political landscape, candidates outside the mainstream have waged challenges to the status quo. 

Most of the time, they lose. 

But they do matter. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the history and future of third-party candidates in the American political system.

Guests:

Third Party Candidates

Nov 6, 2019
Tim Evanson / Flickr

Third-party candidates aren’t new. Even before the modern Democratic and Republican parties staked out their territory in the American political landscape, candidates outside the mainstream have waged challenges to the status quo. 

Most of the time, they lose. 

But they do matter. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the history and future of third-party candidates in the American political system.

Guests:

A Columbus Council candidate forum in October 2019. From left: Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Joe Motil, moderator Walker Evans, Emmanuel Remy, Scott Singratsomboune and Tiffany White.
Nick Evans / WOSU

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