Will There Be a Third Party Candidate Running in 2024?

No Labels is working to get on the ballot in all 50 states

Caren White
3 min readMay 22


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Think Biden vs. Trump in 2024 is bad, how about Biden vs. Trump vs. a third party? It could happen.

There is a political group called “No Labels” that wants to run a fusion ticket, i.e. a Democrat and a Republican, in 2024.

Who do they have in mind? They would love to have Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) at the top of the ticket with either Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) or the former governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, who is a Republican, and the national co-chairman of No Labels.

They will decide on whether they want to nominate a ticket on Super Tuesday, March 5 and then have their national convention in Dallas, Texas on April 14–15 to decide who their nominee will be.

In the meantime, No Labels is working to get on the ballot in all 50 states.

Just in case.

Getting on the ballot in all 50 states is a lengthy and costly process. They are estimating that it will take $70 million to do it.

So far, they have gotten on the ballot in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado and Oregon. They are currently working on getting on the ballot in Florida, Nevada and North Carolina.

It hasn’t been smooth sailing. Shenna Bellows, the secretary of state for Maine, sent a cease-and-desist letter to No Labels, accusing it of misleading voters. She claims that the party tells voters that they are signing a petition to get the party on the Maine ballot, but in reality are registering them as members of that party.

Meanwhile, in Arizona … sigh, Arizona again … the Democratic Party for Arizona is suing to get No Labels off the ballot saying it is

“engaging in a shadowy strategy to gain ballot access — when in reality they are not a political party.”

Not a political party. Is that the best you got?

Arizona’s Democratic party aren’t the only ones having a meltdown. The entire Democratic Party is in panic mode. If Manchin, who hasn’t committed to running for re-election to the Senate in 2024, runs as part of a fusion ticket for No…



Caren White

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