Category Archives: Independents

Former GOP Congressional Nominee Qualifies as Independent Candidate for CT Governor

Joe Visconti

From Ballot Access News:

Joe Visconti, an independent candidate for Governor of Connecticut, has qualified for the ballot. See this story, which says that the Secretary of State has determined that he has at least 7,500 valid signatures. In 2008 he was the Republican nominee for U.S. House in the First District.… Read more ...

Kansas Democratic Congressional Nominee Endorses Independent Candidate for U.S. Senate Greg Orman

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Ballot Access News:

According to this story, Jim Sherow, Democratic Party nominee for Kansas U.S. House, district one, has endorsed Greg Orman for U.S. Senate. Orman is the independent candidate in the race. The Democratic Party has its own nominee for U.S. Senate, but Sherow says new polls show that Orman has a better chance of winning than the Democratic nominee does.… Read more ...

Alaska News Story Suggests Libertarian U.S. Senate Primary Outcome Caused by Voter Confusion

Ballot Access News:

As previously reported, the Alaska Libertarian primary on August 19 included a 3-way race for the U.S. Senate nomination. Thom Walker won, even though he didn’t campaign and is not known to Libertarian Party activists. This story suggests that Walker won the primary because some voters confused him with Bill Walker, an independent candidate for Governor whose name was not on any party’s primary ballot, but who is well-known.

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Reform Party of North Carolina Announces 2014 Endorsements

Press Release from the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party of North Carolina announced that it will endorse four write in candidates for the upcoming 2014 elections. Since the party was refounded only a few months ago, it did not have the time to recruit candidates before the deadlines closed to file for the November elections.… Read more ...

Independent Senate Candidate Greg Orman Qualifies for Kansas Ballot

Greg Orman

From David Yee at Independent Voter Network:

The Kansas secretary of state announced on Friday that independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman is officially certified for the November ballot.

Kansas law requires independents to gather at least 5,000 petition signatures to qualify for the ballot. Running for office in Kansas is very difficult because of this requirement, and county-specific forms (there are 105 counties) must be used to gather signatures.… Read more ...

Iowa Candidate Filing Closes

From Ballot Access News:

Here is a list of Iowa candidates for federal and state office. The Libertarian Party and the New Independent Party of Iowa have candidates on the ballot for most of the statewide offices, and the Libertarian Party also has six legislative candidates. The Green Party has one legislative candidate.… Read more ...

Farid Khavari: ‘Can Anyone Believe Political Polls?’

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Florida independent gubernatorial candidate Farid Khavari on IPR facebook group:

CAN ANYONE BELIEVE POLITICAL POLLS?

If there is any doubt that polls in the Florida governor’s race are bogus—take a look at this!
Quinnipiac poll of July 21, 2014 Crist 45%, Scott 40%
Quinnipiac poll of July 23, 2014 Crist 39%, Scott 37%, Adrian Wylie (Libertarian) 9% and “others” 15%.

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Thomas Ravenel Calls Lindsey Graham “Aider and Abettor of Terrorism”

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From Ravenel’s campaign blog:

Terrorism is a global threat, existing in nearly every corner of the world. In their efforts to further a fundamentalist movement by gaining power and influence, those who practice terrorism work to instill fear, disrupt economies and bring entire nations to ruin. With such threats facing the United States, counterterrorism operations are absolutely necessary, and the U.S.… Read more ...

Thomas Ravenel: Lindsey Graham Needs to Give Us a Price Tag, Body Count, for His Vision in Iraq

Lowcountry businessman and independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel today issued the following statement challenging Lindsey Graham to stop “warmongering and fearmongering” and provide taxpayers with the specific costs associated with his vision for Iraq.

During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Graham said U.S. president Barack Obama needed to “go on the offensive” against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).… Read more ...

St. Petersburg Green Party Endorses Farid Khavari for Governor

Release from floridawestcoastgreens.org:

The St. Petersburg local of the Green Party of Florida (GPFL) is proud to announce its endorsement of Farid A. Khavari, independent candidate for governor of Florida.

While Republican Governor Rick Scott and former Republican Governor Charlie Crist duke it out over how Florida is to manage its austerity budget, Khavari offers serious progressive solutions.… Read more ...