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Last updated 1/11/2016 at 8:59am

There are no Democratic Party candidates for county commissioner – despite at least six months of the party’s vigorous recruitment efforts. Why?

As the Times editorial (Dec. 28) points out, there are more unaffiliated voters than members of either major party. Yet these voters do not participate in the work of either party. That means that, beyond voting, they don’t engage in the civic responsibilities that should be shouldered by every citizen.

The importance of political party organization is most clear in the recruitment of candidates. Yet unaffiliated voters do not parti...

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