(Jill Bossi is the American Party candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina. The following was originally published in the hearldonline.com.)
Jill Bossi has a problem: Just more than a month from the Nov. 4 election, you might not know who she is.
The U.S. Senate candidate of the new American Party of South Carolina is trying to shift the focus from a two-party system that normally only has room for Republicans and Democrats. A Tega Cay resident, she spoke Tuesday to a small gathering at Winthrop University organized by the campus’ Young Americans chapter, hoping to generate some votes, volunteers and overall attention to her campaign.
The stakes she laid out for November seemed high. Bossi encouraged the students – admittedly, a self-selecting group who would turn out to hear a political candidate speak on campus – to get involved in the elections by noting that their counterparts in Hong Kong are currently demonstrating to have the same democratic choices American students do.
(The following was originally published in WSAV.)
By SEANNA ADCOX
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s newest political party is launching an initiative to allow voters to recall politicians who violate the public’s trust, whether through illegal activity or embarrassing the state.
American Party Chairman Jim Rex said Thursday it’s time to give voters the option of recall elections to discipline politicians who won’t police themselves.
(The following was originally published on the Independent Voter Network.)
In the 2014 U.S. Senate race in South Carolina, most of the focus seems to be on Senator Tim Scott’s campaign to not only be the first black senator to serve South Carolina in the Senate, but the first elected black senator in the state. In December 2012, Governor Nikki Haley appointed Scott to replace retiring Senator Jim DeMint. He is running to win the final two years of DeMint’s term.
However, with all the focus on one candidate, the media is ignoring the minor party candidates in the race.
Among those candidates is Jill Bossi, a businesswoman who recently worked as the vice president and chief procurement officer of the American Red Cross.
Bossi was recently endorsed by the Centrist Project Voice, a political action committee founded by the Centrist Project. The organization says it is the first PAC to support candidates who are willing to put partisanship aside in order to focus on the issues most critical to the nation.