No Labels Releases Possible Third Party Platform for 2024

July 17, 2023

The recently-formed No Labels party was set to hold a town hall on Monday in New Hampshire to tout its “Common Sense” policy platform. 

No Labels’ 67-page, 30-point document was released over the weekend, and includes such policies as stopping the government from “releasing” undocumented migrants into the U.S., while at the same time offering a path to citizenship to “Dreamers”—those brought to the country as children—as well as broadening immigration channels.

The No Labels policy also proposes that the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms is unbreakable, yet it must be tempered with universal background checks as well as age restrictions on purchasing semiautomatic weapons.

Further, a woman has the right to control her own reproductive health, but that right must be balanced by the obligation to safeguard human life, according to No Labels’ platform. 

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who’s pushed back against President Biden on a number of the Administration’s legislative initiatives, is set to headline at the No Labels event at New Hampshire’s St. Anselm College.

No Labels is working to get on the ballot in all 50 states for what it calls a potential bipartisan unity ticket, which it says is an “insurance policy” for American voters, allowing them to broaden the choices in 2024, according to No Labels chair Joe Lieberman, former Democratic Senator from Connecticut.

The possibility of third-party candidates drawing votes from Democrats reportedly has raised concerns among the party currently holding the White House, as there’s evidence that a spoiler candidate harms President Biden’s bid for reelection. Some Democrats have also asserted that that Manchin, who’s also up for reelection in 2024, would be virtually handing a key Senate seat—and potential majority in the upper chamber—to Republicans.

On Sunday Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) told CNN, “I’m obviously concerned about what’s going on here in Arizona and across the country,” adding that politics should “not be about a few rich people” and asserting that No Labels is backed by “dark money.”

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) told The Hill that Manchin is “America’s biggest political tease” and that he hopes Manchin will “make a judgment to run for reelection in West Virginia.”

Polls suggest that a third-party run by No Labels could be a threat to Biden in 2024, especially if former President Trump is the GOP’s nominee. A June survey by Prime Group, backed by both Democrats and Republicans, found that in the swing states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, “a No Labels ticket swings the vote from Biden to Trump by an average of 4.3 percentage points per state which is greater than the average margin of victory.”

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