Category Archives: Independents

Alternative Candidates Uninvited from Massachusetts Debate

Evan Falchuk, United Independent Party candidate for Governor

From Matt Murphy at the Lowell Sun:

Struggling to gain traction among voters, the three non-party candidates running for governor could face even longer odds as Election Day draws near and their lack of standing in the polls starts to jeopardize their participation in several high-profile events.… Read more ...

Greg Orman Increases Polling Lead, Batson at 5%

Greg Orman

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On October 4, an NBC News/Marist Poll showed that Greg Orman, independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas, has increased his lead over incumbent Republican Pat Roberts to ten points. See here. Scroll down to page five: Orman 48%; Roberts 38%; Libertarian Randall Batson 5%; other 1% (which would need to be write-in votes, because only three candidates are on the ballot); undecided 9%.… Read more ...

Libertarians & Independents Excluded from Florida League of Women Voters’ Guide

Adrian Wyllie

From Ballot Access News:

The Florida League of Women Voters has published a Voters Guide, and it contains questions for the Democratic and Republican nominees for Governor and Attorney General, and their responses. It does not mention the Libertarian nominees for those offices, even though the Libertarian nominee for Governor, Adrian Wyllie, has been recently polling at 10%, and even though the Libertarian nominee for Attorney General is one of only three candidates on the ballot (the gubernatorial race also has two independent candidates).… Read more ...

Three Minor Party Legislators, and One Independent Legislator, Have No Opponents

Rusty Kidd

From Ballot Access News:

Four incumbent state legislators who are not Democratic or Republican nominees are virtually certain to be re-elected next month, because no opponent to them is on the ballot.

Rusty Kidd, Georgia’s only independent state legislator, has no opponents. He didn’t need to submit a petition signed by 5% of the registered voters because Georgia law exempts independent and minor party incumbents from petitioning.… Read more ...

America First Party Remembers Congressman James Traficant

James Traficant was a Democratic Party congressman who served from 1985 until he was removed from office after being convicted of numerous crimes in 2002. In 2010 he ran for his old seat as an independent and polled 16% of the vote. Congressman Traficant passed away on September 27th. The following is an official statement from America First Party:

It is with sadness that we reflect on the passing of a great
and heroic American, James Traficant — the eight-term congressman who
appears to never have swerved from the path of putting our nation’s
interests first — and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family.… Read more ...

The Atlantic Profiles Greg Orman “The Mystery Candidate Shaking Up Kansas Politics”

“We’re still sending the worst of both parties to Washington—people who seem more interested in getting reelected than they do in solving problems,” Orman, a tanned, youthful-looking 45-year-old with gelled-up dark hair, said on Wednesday. He was speaking in a windowless room at the top of a bank building in Wichita, to an audience of about 40 retired teachers on folding chairs.Read more ...

William Saturn: Functional Fillmore Frugal Movement Ends

This was posted to William Saturn’s blog, The Saturnalian . Mr. Saturn is a contributor here at IPR.

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Header for the Functional Fillmore Frugal blog featuring (from left) Newt Gingrich, John Lennon, Millard Fillmore, Jim Burns, and Rand Paul.

In 2010, an individual using the name “Concerned Citizen” (CC) began commenting on Independent Political Report (IPR) articles.… Read more ...

Five Candidates Remain on New York Gubernatorial Ballot, Two Removed

Jimmy McMillan

From Ballot Access News:

On September 26, the Rent is 2 Damn High Party petition for New York Governor was held invalid. See this story. The story does not mention another ticket, the candidacy of Michael J. Carey under the label “Life & Justice”; but according to the New York State Board of Elections web page, that petition was also invalidated.… Read more ...

Free & Equal to Host Colorado Gubernatorial Debate, Will Announce Moderator 9/30

Official release from Free & Equal Elections Foundation:

Greetings Free and Equal Supporters!

A press conference will be held on September 30th, 2014 at 10AM MT in Infinity Park Plaza in Glendale, CO, by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, a non-partisan electoral reform organization, to announce the moderator for their Gubernatorial Debate on October 8th.… Read more ...

Independent Political Report Seeking New Contributors

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Independent Political Report is a site run by volunteers. Although there are a quite a few people signed up to contribute, there is currently a shortage of new articles being posted. If any of the readers here are interested in being signed up, please contact Warren Redlich (the site’s owner), Paulie or me.… Read more ...

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 ...