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Centrist Groups Aim To Build A New Party For Moderate Kansans

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Kansas News Service
Sarah Lenti, left, CEO of Serve America Movement, and Scott Morgan, right, chair of Kansas Party of the Center, announce an alliance Wednesday at a Statehouse news conference.

A national organization seeking to create a new moderate political party is teaming up with a grassroots effort in Kansas attempting to do the same.

Sarah Lenti is the CEO of the Serve America Movement. She says the Denver-based nonprofit will help the Kansas Party of the Center gather the 18,000 signatures the group needs to register as a party and field candidates.

“Our joint and very ambitious goal is to build a new party that will give voice to Kansans who no longer feel well represented by either the Democratic or Republican parties,” Lenti says.

Chair Scott Morgan, of Lawrence, says the Party of the Center will field legislative candidates in the 2018 election and compete for at least one statewide office.

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Jim McLean is managing director of KMUW's Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KMUW, Kansas Public Radio and KCUR covering health, education and politics in Kansas. Follow him on Twitter @jmcleanks.

 
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