Big-party fatigue shows in quirky candidate labels
The Associated Press
"Fed up with the established political parties? In Washington state, so are some of the candidates. Encouraged by the state's unconventional primary system, around 30 candidates on the Aug. 17 ballot have shunned mainstream politics to instead identify with very small or apparently invented parties. Among them: the "Lower Taxes Party," the "Bull Moose Party" — or even "Neither Party.""