Category Archives: Independents

Independent Shogan Polling at 8% in Colorado U.S. Senate Race

From Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

Dr. Steve Shogan, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Colorado, is polling at 8% in the latest Quinnipiac survey. Shogan is a neurosurgeon and attorney. He served on the Colorado Boxing Commission from 2001 to 2013.

He has been actively campaigning for the Senate, putting his medical career on pause to focus on meeting voters and getting the word out.… Read more ...

Independent Candidate Chris Stockwell Lays Out Full Platform in New E-Book

Chris Stockwell is an independent candidate in Massachusetts’ 6th U.S. House District. The following is an excerpt from an article by Glenn Davis at the Independent Voter Network:

Stockwell just authored the e-book, Forward Together: Moving Beyond Polarization and Gridlock in Washington, DC. The introduction by journalist and author Linda Killian describes Stockwell’s candidacy as “an effort that is worthy to be remembered.”

A key ingredient in Stockwell’s platform, as laid out in his book, is economic recovery.… Read more ...

Independent in U.S. House Race in Maine is Polling Ahead of the Republican

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

According to this story, a poll for the Maine U.S. House race, First District, shows that although the Democratic incumbent is far in the lead, the independent in the race is outpolling the Republican nominee. The results are: Democrat Chellie Pingree 51.4%; independent Richard Murphy 10.4%; Republican Isaac Misiuk 8.7%; undecided 29.5%.… Read more ...

Jesse Ventura Again Talks 2016 Presidential Bid

Jesse Ventura says his only path to the White House is as an independent. Image courtesy of

Jesse Ventura Wants to Run for President

By Mark Wachtler

October 19, 2014. Dellwood, MN. (ONN) Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura says he wants to run for US President in 2016. But the former professional wrestler and current cable TV host has some requests and conditions.

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Co-Founder of No Labels to Campaign for Eliot Cutler

Press Release from the Cutler campaign:

Mark McKinnon, a nationally known Republican political strategist and leading political reformer who helped found the group No Labels will campaign, in Portland Friday for Independent candidate for Governor Eliot Cutler.

McKinnon has been praised for his ability to put principle before partisanship.

He has been the principal media advisor to the campaigns of President George W.… Read more ...

Lincoln Journal Star Endorses Independent Jim Jenkins for NE Senate

Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics reports:

The Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska’s second-largest newspaper, has endorsed independent candidate Jim Jenkins in that state’s U.S. Senate race.

In endorsing the wealthy Callaway rancher and businessman in his uphill battle against Republican Ben Sasse and Democratic nominee Dave Domina, the Journal Star maintained that “a handful of sensible independents” could help end the hyper-partisan gridlock that has paralyzed the Beltway for most of the past decade.… Read more ...

Jeff McCormick, Independent for MA Governor, Launches New TV Ad

From Robert Rizzuto at

As some media outlets across Massachusetts continue to snub the independent candidates running to be the next governor, Jeff McCormick is taking his message straight to the voters with a new TV ad.

The 30-second spot was purchased state-wide, according to McCormick’s campaign, and includes more than 40 placements at a cost of roughly $80,000.… Read more ...

Opposition News: Stats Reveal Major Flaw in 3rd Party Election Strategies

By Mark Wachtler

Your author has been volunteering, helping and reporting on independent and opposition parties and their candidates for over 25 years. We know a thing or two about what we’re talking about here at Opposition News. So take it from the opposition’s equivalent of Karl Rove and David Axelrod – stop running for national offices with no experience.… Read more ...

Independent Eliot Cutler Endorsed by Former State Green Party Chair

As reported by Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics, former Maine Green Independent Party chair Lynn Williams, in an op-ed in Bangor Daily News, has endorsed Independent Eliot Cutler for governor of Maine. An excerpt:

Thinking about environmental issues, Eliot has a number of pluses in his column. As a D.C.… Read more ...

Independent Candidate Wins Special Election for St. Louis Alderman

Megan-Ellyia Green

From Ballot Access News:

On October 7, St. Louis held a special election to fill the vacant seat on the Board of Aldermen, for the 15th district. Four candidates were on the ballot: Democratic nominee Missy Pinkerton-McDaniel; Republican Joshua Simpson; independent Megan Green; and independent Rhonda Smythe. Here is a story about the candidates, a week before the election.… Read more ...