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About thecenterwins

Jim Jonas is a strategic communications consultant for corporate, nonprofit and public affairs organizations. He and his firm, JKJ Partners, have worked with campaigns and causes from both national parties and for political reform efforts to promote centrist and independent candidates and organizations across the country.

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! The Season’s First “SuperBowl” For Political Nerds Tonight on Fox

OK, I’ll admit it. I am a political junkie who can’t have too much insider campaign news, gossip or survey results. God help me, I do love it so. So with the countdown on for first Republican debate, I am … Continue reading

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STATEMENT FROM INDEPENDENT VOTER PROJECT ON FLORIDA SUPREME COURT DECISION REGARDING PARTISAN DRAWN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 10, 2015 Contact: Jim Jonas jim@independentvoterproject.org 720.256.8956 STATEMENT FROM INDEPENDENT VOTER PROJECT ON FLORIDA SUPREME COURT DECISION REGARDING PARTISAN DRAWN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS On Thursday, July 9, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court discarded parts of Florida’s … Continue reading

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Independent Coalition Challenges Constitutionality of New Jersey’s “Closed” Primary Elections in United States Supreme Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 8, 2015 Contact: Jim Jonas jim@independentvoterproject.org | 720.256.8956 Independent Coalition Challenges Constitutionality of New Jersey’s “Closed” Primary Elections in United States Supreme Court Petition for ‘Writ of Certiorari’ questions constitutionality of denying 47% of New Jersey’s voters who … Continue reading

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The “Trump Bump” on the GOP nomination (Jeb should send The Donald a thank-you note)

The Donald’s jump in national polls  has the news media all atwitter and Democrats positively giddy. Most of the The Donald coverage has centered on his inflammatory (racist?) immigration statements at his campaign kickoff with commentators and Ds assuring the masses … Continue reading

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LA Times: California’s top-two primary: Don’t judge too quickly

LA Times political writer Mark Barabak recently reported on a really, really early study on the effectiveness of California’s “top two” primary system (in which all candidates for California state offices and US Congress, regardless of their party affiliation, compete in … Continue reading

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Can Independents Win Statewide Elections

Opinion article I wrote for the Independent Voter News: http://ivn.us/2015/01/05/can-independents-win-statewide-campaigns/?utm_source=ivn&utm_medium=listing_home&utm_campaign=opt-beta-v-1-1 “Can Independents Win Statewide Elections?”

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Greg Orman: “While Senator Roberts won tonight, we didn’t lose.”

This was just the beginning. The independent movement grew stronger with an incredibly impressive showing by Greg Orman in the US Senate campaign in ruby-red Kansas against not just a three-term incumbent but the entire DC political machine. Onwards and … Continue reading

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