SEIU gathering petitions for third party in NC

SEIU is sending out petition gatherers to clear the way for a third party in North Carolina. Been hearing bits about this lately, now Greg Sargent and TPM are spilling the details:
Greg:

It’s War: SEIU Starting Third Party In North Carolina
In a shot across the bow of Dems, the labor powerhouse SEIU is starting a new third party in North Carolina that hopes to field its own slate of candidates, part of an effort to make the Democratic Party more reliable on issues important to labor, I’m told.

TPM:

It seems organized labor is no longer content to leave its political fortunes in the hands of its traditional ally, the Democratic Party. The SEIU announced today that the it’s launching its own political party in North Carolina, and it plans to to field candidates on the ballot this fall.

Well, I wondered what it was going to take to get me off the extended hiatus . . .

Film at 11

Update:
Char-O’s Jim Morrill has more.

2 thoughts on “SEIU gathering petitions for third party in NC”

  1. I can’t for the life of me see why the campaign would start here—where unions are much weaker than in at least a dozen other states, where ballot access is harder to achieve (and maintain!) than in any other country, and where any third party from the left is virtually guaranteed to replace Democrats with Republicans. What the Joe Hill are they trying to achieve?

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