Category Archives: Independents

September Poll show Independent lead in Kansas Senate race

A September poll for the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas show Independent candidate Greg Orman leading incumbent Senator Pat Roberts. Significantly, the poll by Public Policy Polling includes Democrat and Libertarian candidates. Democrat Chad Taylor is seeking to remove his name from the ballot. In a survey taken September 11th through September 14 With all 4 included, Greg Orman (Ind) is leading with 41% to 34% for Senator Roberts (Rep); Chad Taylor is the choice of 6% and 4% back Libertarian candidate Randall Batson.… Read more ...

William Saturn: Third Party Rushmore (2013)

Originally posted by William Saturn, who also writes for IPR, at the Saturnalian:


The work alters Mount Rushmore to feature the top four third party and independent candidates from the past 25 years.

1. Ross Perot – Texas billionaire who ran two self-financed campaigns for president in 1992 and 1996.… Read more ...

IPR’s Visitor Vernon Starts His Own Blog

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Vernon, AKA Randy and a few other monikers, is tired of IPR not being run his way, so he’s started a new blog, promising the demise of IPR.

This is in addition to Concerned Libertarian Citizen’s (or Nathan Norman, or whatever other names he used) blog:

IPR wants to be fair and allow our readers new opportunities to learn about third parties and independents.… Read more ...

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


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 ...