Category Archives: independent candidates

Greg Orman: “While Senator Roberts won tonight, we didn’t lose.”

This was just the beginning. The independent movement grew stronger with an incredibly impressive showing by Greg Orman in the US Senate campaign in ruby-red Kansas against not just a three-term incumbent but the entire DC political machine. Onwards and … Continue reading

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New Jersey AG John Hoffman to NJ Independent Voters: Drop Dead

It is really interesting to watch as legal challenges to closed primaries begin to get traction… and to read the tortured explanations from elected officials about how and why they oppose equal voting rights for independents.  The EndPartisanship.org coalition (which, … Continue reading

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Dr. Steve Shogan joins Colorado US Senate campaign: Hopes for a competitive independent candidate?

Independent Dr. Steve Shogan unexpectedly joined the Colorado US Senate race yesterday. He needs only 1,000 valid signatures to make the November general which should be no problem for a candidate with some means (like Shogan) to wave a checkbook at and … Continue reading

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No Wave in ’14?… New Surveys Point to One Building… No Rising GOP Tide, But A Crashing Prez

So…. just a few short weeks ago there was a series of smarty-pants articles by Poli Sci whizzes telling us there was no tsunami building for 2014 midterm. I even posted a brief commentary agreeing that they were probably right… … Continue reading

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Hick Support From Indies Drops (luckily for him, they won’t have anyplace to go in November)

Lynn Bartels reports in Post of the new Quinnipiac Poll just out that shows, not unexpectedly, Gov. Hick’s numbers are down with independents. Also, not unexpectedly, conservative blogosphere (including reliably right Colorado Peak Politics) hung their collective hats on that notable … Continue reading

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Encouraging news from the Left Coast as Dan Schnur announced he’s running as an independent for California Secretary of State (@4Schnur). Schnur is a political pro, campaign reformer, well-known professor, former GOP consultant (now unaffiliated), former head of CA Fair … Continue reading

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