The No Labels campaign is alive and well, as Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump remain the front runners in this year’s presidential race.

Former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is working with the campaign, which pledges to back a third candidate for president if Trump and Biden are the nominees again.

“We now have 12 states (that) we’re on the ballot on,” Nixon told Missourinet. “We’ll be operating in 27 states moving forward here in the coming weeks, and we’re well on our way.”

Missouri is not yet one of those states.

“Missouri is sequenced farther back,” Nixon said. “Missouri is one of the states that doesn’t even start that process till the middle of ‘24 and it’s a much shorter process than it is in other states. So, Missouri will be sequenced in sometime in…beginning the process in the spring.”

He also said they’re seeing an increase in “energy” towards having a major presidential contender besides Biden or Trump.

“It appears that neither of those are popular, but it appears overall the most…the least popular thing is Americans having to vote for the same two flawed, in essence, candidates again,” Nixon said.

The No Labels campaign has not yet drafted a presidential candidate, but some of the names being floated include Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, and former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican.

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