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Dr. James Rex, National Chair of The Alliance Party, joins host T.J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss the rapid emergence of this new political party. Dr. Rex also describes the philosophical underpinnings of the party that he hopes will distinguish it from its peers. While only coming into existence on October 14, 2018, The Alliance Party has already built a significant number of ballot lines among the states and attracted candidates at the federal, state, and local levels. It also has a contract to which party candidates must agree that includes a commitment to term limits and a public disclosure of personal taxes as well as any campaign contributions and other income that is received while in office. Dr. Rex holds the distinction of being the last Democrat to win a statewide election in South Carolina when he was elected as the 16 th State Superintendent of Education in 2006. He also co-founded and is the former Chair of the American Party of South Carolina and has a distinguished leadership background in higher education including having served as President of Columbia College, Vice President of University Advancement at the University of South Carolina, and Dean of Education at Winthrop University and at Coastal Carolina University. The two-party monopoly has abjectly failed the American people. Dr. Rex shares why he believes The Alliance Party has a better path forward. The conversation is fascinating and informative. Listen to the discussion and determine for yourself whether The Alliance Party is an alternative in which you may be interested.

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