NC: SEIU Follows Through on Threat to Launch Third Party Effort

The SEIU has now followed through on its threat to launch a new third party efforts with the aim of defeating corporatist Democrats. From The Plum Line via Memeorandum:

In a shot across the bow of Dems, the labor powerhouse SEIU is starting a new third party in North Carolina that hopes to field its own slate of candidates, part of an effort to make the Democratic Party more reliable on issues important to labor, I’m told.

SEIU officials setting up the new party, called North Carolina First, are currently on the ground collecting signatures to qualify as a state party, SEIU officials tell me, adding that there are around 100 canvassers on the ground right now. The goal: To have the party up and running so candidates can run in this fall’s elections.

Update: Ross supplies supplies greater depth and detail at IPR.

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