Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

IVN: American Party Candidate Jill Bossi Pushes Term Limits in S.C. Senate Race

By Eric Robinson

In the 2014 U.S. Senate race in South Carolina, most of the focus seems to be on Senator Tim Scott’s campaign to not only be the first black senator to serve South Carolina in the Senate, but the first elected black senator in the state. In December 2012, Governor Nikki Haley appointed Scott to replace retiring Senator Jim DeMint.… Read more ...

United Independent Party: Please join us! Change your voter registration to “United Independent Party (CC)”

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We’re growing stronger every day with the support of pragmatic voters like you.

Whether you’re newly eligible to vote or already enrolled as a Massachusetts voter, you can use this voter registration form to choose “United Independent Party (CC)” as your party registration.

Join our call for smart, brave reform of our politics, economy and government!… Read more ...

ABC News: White House Party Crasher Now Trying to Crash Virginia Congressional Race

By Scott Wilson

Notorious White House party crasher Tareq Salahi is back – and this time he’s found another high-profile event to barge into: the race for Virginia’s 7th congressional district.

Salahi told ABC News that he is planning to jump into the race and face off against Republican candidate Dave Brat who won a surprise primary victory against former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.… Read more ...

iBerkshires: Lt. Gov. Candidate Jennings Calls For Strong Local Partnerships

By Andy McKeever

Angus Jennings says even if he is elected to lieutenant governor, that won’t stop him from being at local public hearings or sitting in with planning boards.

In fact, he says that is what is one of the things is missing from the state administration — a focus on the local governments.… Read more ...

Four Parties Will Have Statewide Nominees on Rhode Island 2014 Ballot

Via Ballot Access News:

The November 2014 election in Rhode Island will include statewide nominees from four political parties. The Moderate Party will have James B. Spooner for Governor, and William Gilbert for Lieutenant Governor. The Libertarian Party will have Tony Jones on the ballot for Lieutenant Governor. Rhode Island voters elect Lieutenant Governor separately from Governor.… Read more ...

Evan Falchuk to March in Western Mass Puerto Rican Parade

From the candidate’s website:

Evan Falchuk and Angus G. Jennings will be heading to Western Mass for the “28th Anniversary of the Hispanic Family Festival” to march with United Independent Party in the Western Mass Puerto Rican Parade, Sunday July 13th at noon in Holyoke. The parade will kick off from the intersection of Pine Street and Resnic Boulevard at 12pm.… Read more ...

IVN: Centrist Project Voice Endorses 5 Independent-Minded Candidates

By Shawn M. Griffiths

The Centrist Project Voice, a political action committee the Centrist Project says is the first to support candidates ready to set partisanship aside and “focus on the core issues of critical importance to all Americans,” on Wednesday announced 5 U.S. Senate candidates it has endorsed, including Larry Pressler of South Dakota, who the PAC made its inaugural endorsement in May.… Read more ...

Waltham News Tribune: Governor Candidate Falchuk Challenges Candidates to Take Action on Citizens United

Evan Falcjuk

(The following was originally published in the Waltham News Tribune.)

Evan Falchuk, United Independent Party candidate for governor, is challenging all candidates for governor to take specific action to overturn Citizens United via a Constitutional Convention, and in the process end all spending from Super PACs.

“We have gotten used to hearing political leaders and candidates complain about the excessive influence of big money in politics, but we’ve seen no real action,” Falchuk said.… Read more ...

The Daily Beast: Candidates in Maine, Nebraska, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C., Challenge Republicans and Democrats Alike

This article in The Daily Beast, written by Linda Killian, profiles independent candidates Jeff McCormick, Jim Jenkins, Nick Troiano, Eliot Cutler, & David Catania, as well as United Independent Party candidate Evan Falchuk. An excerpt:

In 2014, a number of political entrepreneurs who want to change the system are running as independents around the country.… Read more ...

Broadside: Year of the Independents?

Evan                        McCormick

(The following was originally published on NECN.)

Have you noticed that Democrats and Republicans have competition in the Massachusetts governors race?

Independent candidates are crowding the 2014 contest, but two are grabbing attention: Jeff McCormick and Evan Falchuk.Read more ...

Commonwealth Magazine: Independent Practice Very Different Politics

(The following was originally published in Commonwealth Magazine.)

THE THREE INDEPENDENT candidates running for governor said on Friday that their candidacies are an attempt to challenge the existing two-party structure and bring an outsider’s perspective to running state government. 

The independents may have similar goals, but their approaches are very different.Read more ...