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Constitution Party May Tip Tight Races

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St. Louis, MO – As those November elections draw near, victory in close races often hinges on the traction of third party candidates. In past elections, third parties such as the Green Party or the Libertarian Party have siphoned votes away from both Republicans and Democrats. Now enter the Constitution Party. The Constitution Party is one of the United States' fastest growing third parties, and they have a full slate of candidates on the ticket in Missouri. KWMU's Adam Allington has more.

Adam grew up on a cherry farm in northern Michigan. He holds a BA in economics from Kalamazoo College. Adam's radio career began in 2003 at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. He went on to cut his teeth filing stories for Maine Public Radio. Before coming to St. Louis Public Radio in 2006 Adam was was an international journalism fellow at Deutsche Welle in Bonn, Germany. He has regularly files features for a variety of shows and networks including NPR, PRI, Marketplace and the BBC. He was awarded a prestigious Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year.
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