Category Archives: Independents

Lincoln Chafee, former independent Gov. of RI, plans for Presidential run as Democrat



Lincoln Chafee has formed an exploratory committee to seek the Democratic nomination, which can be found at

Lincoln Chafee served as a Republican U.S. Senator from Rhode Island from 1999 to 2007. After he was defeated for re-election, he left the GOP and became an independent.

In 2010, he ran for Governor of Rhode Island as an independent.… Read more ...

Greg Orman Advocates for More Inclusive Presidential Debates

Greg Orman

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Greg Orman, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas last year who came fairly close to winning, has this op-ed in the Concord Monitor. It advocates more inclusive presidential general election debates.

Excerpt from the Orman op-ed:

This duopoly, facilitated by the CPD, is distorting the marketplace of ideas in our political system, and perpetuating status quo by protecting the major parties from real, unfettered competition.… Read more ...

Greg Orman Publicly Discusses His Independent Run for U.S. Senate

Greg Orman

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This article describes a talk given by Greg Orman recently on his experience running as an independent for U.S. Senate in Kansas last year.

From the article cited, written by Justin Wingerter:

The forum centered on politicians and voters who aren’t affiliated with a political party.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson says he welcomes debating Jesse Ventura for Libertarian nomination

Article from Alex Pappas at The Daily Caller:

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president in 2012, tells The Daily Caller he is gearing up to run for the White House again.

“Unless something catastrophic happens in my life, I hope to do that,” Johnson said in an interview at The Daily Caller’s newsroom in Washington on Wednesday.

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Greg Dorsey: Can Independent Politicians be the Key to Political Reform?

Greg Dorsey

Greg Dorsey is an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland. The following was posted to Independent Voter Network:

I have participated in many casual debates that have argued whether nonpartisan candidates, if elected, could actually stimulate political reform from within; versus a “voter/constituent only” movement from outside the walls of state legislatures or Capitol Hill.… Read more ...

NPR: “This guy is running for President, and so are more than 200 others”

All Things Considered aired a segment April 3, on the plethora of candidates who have filed for President, ranging from joke candidates to more serious efforts. Excerpt from the transcript below:

Some of the applications are obvious pranks — “Sydney’s Voluptuous Buttocks” officially filed on March 3 — but others are very serious.

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Maine State Rep leaves Democratic Party, becomes independent

State Rep. Stanley Short, D-Pittsfield, announced Monday that he has started the process of leaving the Democratic Party and becoming an unenrolled representative.

Short told the Bangor Daily News that he notified House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, and House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, of his decision on Monday morning.

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UFO expert Reinaldo Rios running for Governor of Puerto Rico as an Independent

From the Costa Rica Sun by way of Joe Buchman:

UFOSan Juan, Mar 31 (EFE).- Popular ufologist Reinaldo Rios has announced his independent run for the governorship of Puerto Rico on a platform of making the island a world center for paranormal tourism.

“What I want is to create a Disney World of the infinite space we live in.… Read more ...

Gatewood Galbraith Running for Governor of Kentucky

The original Gatewood Galbraith

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Kentucky and Mississippi are the only two states that elect Governors this year. According to this story, an independent candidate will try to collect the 5,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot for Governor of Kentucky. The signatures are due August 11.… Read more ...

Reflections on Marianne Williamson’s Sister Giant 2015

Marianne Williamson discusses “How Independents Can Challenge the Two-Party System”

On Saturday, March 28th, I attended many of the events of Sister Giant , an event put on by Marianne Williamson in Los Angeles. This was the third year of the Sister Giant series, which invited men this year. This is what is listed on the site which marketed the event:

Please join me for the next SISTER GIANT Conference on March 28-29, in Los Angeles and/or via livestream.

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ATPR Interface Recalls IPR Past

Posted by William Saturn at The Saturnalian:

This past week, yours truly, William Saturn, decided to redesign the interface of American Third Party Report (ATPR), which had recently been acquired by myself and fellow Independent Political Report (IPR) writers Jed Ziggler and Paul Frankel. The new interface is based upon that which IPR used from its founding in 2008 until its redesign in 2013.… Read more ...