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U.S. Congresswoman Bella Abzug was a self-described radical, fighting for women’s rights and opposing the Vietnam War. Running for Congress in 1986, Abzug was quoted by the New York Times as saying “I Am Not a Centrist.” Abzug was considered a founding feminist with liberal views of women’s rights.
A centrist is defined as a person whose political views fall in the center or between the conservative Republican right and the liberal Democratic left. Centrists may also be considered as Independent voters who do not affiliate with one particular party.