NEW YORK – A coalition of Democrats, Republicans and independents came together at Columbia University on Monday to launch a group aimed at taming the nation’s hyperpartisan politics.
No Labels is not a third party, its leaders said, but rather a home for Americans turned off by a deepening divide between Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and liberals.
“What strikes me when I leave Washington is the extent to which there’s a huge disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country,” one of the group’s founders, Republican consultant Mark McKinnon, said in an interview. “The rest of the country is not hyperpartisan. They say, ‘There’s MoveOn on the left, the tea party on the right and nothing in the middle for me.’ We’re trying to become a microphone for those voices, to create a system that rewards and gives a shout-out for good behavior.”
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