Category Archives: Independents

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 ...

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 ...