By Bruce Skarin
In an improbable attempt to challenge the political establishment, Millbury, Massachusetts resident Bruce Skarin has announced his entry as an independent into the 2014 race for U.S. Senate. The 37-year-old scientist and father of two made the [read more]
By James Doull
Alan Reynolds is an Independent candidate running for lieutenant governor in California. Choosing to run as an independent, according to Reynolds, is one thing that sets him apart from the other candidates in the race.
Running as an [read more]
Below is from Garland Favorito of VoterGA.
As I previously reported last year, Cobb County Superior Court Judge, Adele Grubbs, ruled that candidates in Georgia have “no compelling reason” to see the absentee ballots [read more]
Norman Thomas, six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
American presidential election campaigns are absurd. Absurdly expensive. Absurdly long. Absurdly structured. And absurdly narrow in the range of ideas and [read more]
From Ballot Access News:
Former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler is currently petitioning to get on the South Dakota ballot as an independent for U.S. Senate. Here is an article about his campaign, which has a reference to his petition drive. The deadline is April 29 but the primary (which he is not involved with) is not until June 3. Pressler probably doesn’t need extra time to get his 3,171 valid signatures. But if he did need more time, it is almost certain that he would win a lawsuit against the deadline. There are no legal precedents upholding an independent candidate petition deadline that is earlier than primary day.
The South Dakota non-presidential independent petition deadline had been in June until 2012, when it was moved to April.
From the article cited, written by Dirk [read more]
Ballot access is complicated because it varies state-by-state, but the fact that people are complaining about their lack of ability to vote for the party of their choosing is evidence enough for change. Therefore, reforms are necessary to change the way people are elected in [read more]
Via Ballot Access News:
On February 6, 2014, three independent candidates filed a federal lawsuit against the Arkansas petition deadline for non-presidential independents. This year the deadline is March 3. The 2013 session of the legislature moved that deadline from May to March, [read more]
BOSTON (AP) — Jeff McCormick, a venture capitalist from Boston, officially launched his campaign for governor as an independent on Tuesday, pledging to put problem-solving ahead of politics.
McCormick, who founded Saturn Partners in 1993, outlined a [read more]
From Ballot Access News:
On February 5, Public Policy Polling released results of an Alaska poll that includes Governor, U.S. Senator, and U.S. House. The poll included all announced minor party and independent candidates. Here are the results. Independent gubernatorial candidate [read more]
Excerpts from Everyone in L.A. has started a campaign for Waxman’s open seat by Jaime Fuller
Marianne Williamson, writer of self-help books: Williamson announced that she was running against Waxman as an independent near the end of last year, and most people laughed at the thought of someone trying to beat Waxman from the left. Her press person [read more]
Video from Daniel [read more]