Don’t Bet Against a Right-Wing Third Party in 2016

By the time the next presidential election rolls around, there will be a GOP-Tea Party split and a third-party 2016 candidate.

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If Christie gets new Republican Party votes plus independents plus moderate-to-conservative Democrats (and a few black and brown folks, too, who like his candid New Jersey style), his camp thinks it can pull together a coalition that gives Republicans their last best shot at the White House before voters of color totally take over.

Charles D. Ellison is a veteran political strategist and frequent contributor to The Root. He is also Washington correspondent for the Philadelphia Tribune and chief political correspondent for Uptown magazine. He can be found weaving conspiracy theories via Twitter.

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