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New Hampshire GOP Gov. Chris Sununu Says the ‘no Labels’ Political Movement is ‘Tapping Into What America is Looking for Right Now’

The bipartisan political movement No Labels is about to make one of its biggest splashes as the 2024 presidential race heats up.

While it is unclear whether or not No Labels will actually run a unity presidential ticket next year, the group is set to release a 67-page “common sense” platform on Monday outlining their vision of a White House free from the pressures of political extremes, according to The New York Times.

No Labels is rooted in a desire for real compromise and middle-of-the-road governance in US politics. The group strongly backs the Second Amendment, but also believes in universal background checks and restrictions on semiautomatic rifles. And while the group wants stronger border regulations, they also support a pathway to citizenship for Americans who were brought to the country illegally as children.

The group will hold its event at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., featuring expected remarks from Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia — who has been both an ally and a thorn in President Joe Biden’s side on everything from domestic policy to judicial nominees — and former Republican Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. of Utah.

Huntsman ran unsuccessfully for president in 2012. He also served as the US ambassador to China and Russia under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, respectively.

While some current lawmakers have had kind words for the group in the past, many of them are also antsy over the movement potentially splitting the vote and damaging Biden’s reelection bid — especially as the president has sought to claim the mantle of bipartisanship in working with a Congress that remains sharply divided.

Some Democrats, frustrated that the group could make former President Donald Trump’s pathway back to the White House easier should he secure the GOP presidential nomination next year, have criticized the group’s 2024 efforts.

But no matter what happens next year, the movement could play a larger role in the country’s political system as voters have increasingly began to self-identify as independents.

New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who floated a potential 2024 presidential bid but opted out of a campaign, told The Times that No Labels has found a political lane that is appealing to many Americans.

“I’ll give them credit in that No Labels seems to be tapping into what America is looking for right now,” he told the newspaper. “Whether it’s viable and where it goes, we’ll see.”

Source : Business Insider