Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

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 ...

Patriot Ledger: Independent Falchuk Announces $360,000 Ad Blitz for Governor’s Run

Evan Falcjuk

(The following was originally published in the Patriot Ledger.)

BOSTON — Evan Falchuk, an independent candidate for governor who is still largely unknown to voters, on Monday announced plans to spend $360,000 on television and Spanish radio advertising, while jabbing at other candidates’ “generic” ads.

A former executive at Best Doctors, Falchuk has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaign, which has called for a more regulated health care system.… Read more ...

United Independent Party Qualifies for Massachusetts Gubernatorial Race

From Ballot Access News:

The petition for Evan Falchuk, the nominee of the United Independent Party for Governor, has enough signatures in Massachusetts. See this story. The towns have already validated more than the needed 10,000 signatures. If Falchuk gets at least 3% of the vote in November, his party will then be ballot-qualified for 2016.… Read more ...

New Jersey Filing Closes

From Ballot Access News:

Filing has closed in New Jersey. The U.S. Senate November ballot will have five nominees, those of the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Democratic-Republican Parties and an independent candidate who ballot slogan is “Economic Growth.” The Democratic-Republican Party is not allowed to use its name on the ballot, and is listed as the “D-R Party.” Its platform is somewhat similar to the Reform Party’s platform.… Read more ...

Evan Falchuk to Participate in Boston Globe’s Independents Debate

Evan Falcjuk

(The following was posted on the United Independent Party’s Facebook Page.)

“Ready for frank talk and big, new ideas? 

Then tune in at 1pm next Tuesday, June 24th to the The Boston Globe‘s independents debate. It’ll be live-streaming on wwww.bostonglobe.com. Evan FalchukUnited Independent Party candidate for governor, will be providing concrete examples for smart, brave reform in Massachusetts.

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Boston Globe: For Falchuk, Governor’s Race is Just the Beginning

Evan Falcjuk

(The following was originally published on The Boston Globe.)

Most people running for governor just want to be governor. Evan Falchuk has a bigger dream: a brand-new political party that would bridge the left-right divide and restore cynical voters’ faith in government.

His effort might be unusual, but he actually considers himself a pretty typical Massachusetts voter.… Read more ...

Evan Falchuk: Statement on Results of Mass. Democratic Convention

Evan Falhuk

(The following was published on United Independent Party Mass. gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk’s campaign website.)

The results of the Democratic convention show that the party wants to stake out its position on the hard left of the political spectrum – the problem being that this is not where most voters in Massachusetts actually are.… Read more ...