Independent candidates get a boost at the state level
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Elected officials who aren't Democrats or Republicans are rare, but Unite America is trying to change that by endorsing 19 independent candidates for state legislature today.
Why it matters: Independent candidates usually don't have the same campaign resources and money as the two major parties. But the group, formerly known as the Centrist Project, will provide things like a grassroots network of volunteers and donor contributions to boost these candidates.