Third-party No Labels expected to move ahead with presidential campaign with window closing: report

The group is expected to begin a selection process for potential candidates late next week.

Published: March 7, 2024 9:58am

Updated: March 7, 2024 12:34pm

No Labels, a third-party political group, reportedly plans to move forward with a presidential candidate this November, even though high-profile contenders have declined to run.

About 800 delegates from No Labels are expected to meet virtually Friday and vote Friday to launch a 2024 presidential campaign, according to The Associated Press

Although No Labels has left open the possibility of offering a candidate for months, the organization will not name its nominees for president and vice president this week. Instead, the group is expected to begin a selection process for potential candidates late next week.

No Labels did not directly confirm plans for the meeting Friday, but senior strategist Ryan Clancy said: "We expect our delegates to encourage the process to continue."

The decision comes as former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden appear headed toward a 2020 rematch this November. 

Strategists for the group said they would have a presidential nominee from one major political party and a vice presidential nominee from the other party.

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who has said he is not seeking reelection in the Senate nor would he be seeking the presidency, warned No Labels last week to consider if the group would end up acting as a "spoiler" in the election.

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