Does the CPUSA run candidates for elected office? What is the history of the CPUSA in presidential elections?

April 29, 2016

The CPUSA does run candidates for elected office, both as communists and as independent candidates for local office, sometimes on slates of progressives, sometimes for non-partisan offices. However, we don’t yet run candidates in many places. This is due to several factors: our small size, the financial and resource demands of campaigns and the high costs of advertising, and also to the numerous restrictions that still exist in many places to so-called “third party” candidates.


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