SEATTLE TIMES: Is there room for a political center in Washington state? Ex-officials – a Democrat and a Republican – start new group to find out

By Jim Brunner

"In this era of angry partisanship, is there an opening for independent, centrist candidates to get elected?

A new organization announced Thursday by former Washington State Republican Party Chairman Chris Vance and former Democratic Congressman Brian Baird will aim to find out.

The group, Washington Independents, isn’t a third party but will support independent, centrist candidates. The new political-action committee is affiliated with the national Centrist Project."

 

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