COLORADO POLITICS: TRAIL MIX | Hoping to build a powerful coalition from the center out

By Ernest Luning, Colorado Politics 

Americans have never been as sharply or deeply divided along partisan lines, research shows, but at the same time the ranks of the unaffiliated — voters who don’t feel at home in either major party — are growing at a record pace.

Just glance at a screen, and the results of the most recent round of Pew Research Center polling will be obvious — Republicans and Democrats disagree about pretty much everything, and the further they retreat into their respective corners, the more dysfunctional government gets.

Evan McMullin, the former CIA officer from Utah who mounted an independent bid for president in 2016 as a conservative alternative to Donald Trump, thinks he’s landed on a solution.

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