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History of Third Party Movements

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Bernie Sanders

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Third parties in American politics have been around since the early 1800's. While they seldom have an influence in an election, they even more rarely are able to win one. The self described "Democratic Socialist" Bernie Sanders, who is an Independent in the US Senate, has placed a bid for president as a Democrat. Coming up, we look into the history of third parties and why some choose to work within the two party system. 


  • David Stebenne, Professor of History and Law at The Ohio State University 
  • Dr. Lawrence Wittner, Author, former Professor, and Contributor to History News Network

Scottie Hughes, News Director for Tea Party News Network

This show originally aired on June 18, 2015 at 11 a.m.

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