Party of the Center should forge ahead

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June 13, 2018 - 11:00 PM

A group of Kansans pushing for the creation of a centrist party is right to continue their efforts despite coming up short in 2018. After all, Kansans can only benefit from additional political options, especially one dedicated to counter balancing political extremism on either side.

Organizers of the Party of the Center said they fell short of getting the 18,000 signatures required to get party candidates on this year’s ballot. The deadline was June 1.

Still, Scott Morgan of Lawrence, one of the leading proponents of the new party, said the group is encouraged about its prospects for 2020. “We’re in it for the long game,” Morgan said.

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