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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
Two former Palmetto State politicians who called the nation's Democratic and Republican parties "broken and polarizing" are organizing an effort to create a viable third party within the state.
Former Education Superintendent Jim Rex and Oscar Lovelace, the Prosperity doctor who launched a failed bid to challenge former Gov. Mark Sanford for the gubernatorial Republican nomination in 2006, are working together to form the "Free Citizens Party".
In a news release, Rex and Lovelace say the "two party system is broken beyond repair and owned by the corporate interests which fund and control them."
Rex and Lovelace are trying to organize this new party of moderates who believe in term limits, ethics, transparency, and maybe most important, an emphasis on the common good and solving problems instead of partisanship.
Lovelace and Rex want to make it clear from the start neither one of them is planning on running for anything.
The new party got off to a low-key start Sunday with its first organizational meeting at Columbia's Tapp's Building. About 75 people showed up, mostly notified by word of mouth.
The party's first priority includes collecting 10,000 petition signatures to get certified by the state.