BOSTON (CBS) – In the extremely tight race to be the next governor of Massachusetts, Evan Falchuk came in third with just over seventy thousand votes. Falchuk is more closely aligned politically with runner up Martha Coakley than he is with now governor-elect Charlie Baker. Yet the votes he collected would have been more than enough for Coakley to win the race. Did Falchuk do the right thing by staying in the race in order to establish the United Independent party? Did he cost Coakley the race by syphoning some of her votes away? What role should third party candidates play in our elections? Tune in to hear his thoughts.

Originally broadcast November 5th, 2014.