Former Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday the No Labels group intends to select a presidential ticket in April in Dallas.
Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Lieberman told host Shannon Bream: “We already have scheduled a bipartisan convention. Think about it. We haven’t seen that ever in recent history. A bipartisan nominating convention for Dallas, Texas, in April of next year.”
Lieberman is the founding chair of No Labels. He said the centrist group’s top priority is qualifying for the ballot in every state.
“Right now, we’re focused first on what’s most important: On getting on the ballot with a third line in all 50 states that we will then offer and give to a bipartisan unity ticket,” he told Bream.
Lieberman, who was the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000 as well as a longtime senator from Connecticut, said polling indicates the country is open to a possible presidential candidate who is neither President Joe Biden or former President Donald Trump.
“Our plan is to only run if we think we have a chance to win realistically,” he said. “And look, we just finished a poll of 10,000 voters in the eight battleground states. And we give them a choice of Trump, Biden and a moderate independent third choice, and 63 percent say that they’re open to a moderate Independent third choice.”
Lieberman did not say how the No Labels movement would select a presidential ticket or who might be considered, but said: “We think there’s a real opportunity for a third choice.”
Democrats have characterized No Labels as an effort that could lead to a return to the White House by Trump.
“Let me be clear: No Labels is trying to use a false message of unity to sow division,” Rep. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) said last month. “Their plan to run a third-party ticket in 2024 will pave the path for the most extreme, far-right candidate to win the White House — namely, former President Trump.”