Category: Independence Party of Minnesota

Mar 29 2013

“The Independence Party of Minnesota is back.”

Source: Independence Party of Minnesota

While Tim Nelson, with Minnesota Public Radio said this about the party’s showing in the state legislative races in 2012, our web team is happy to proclaim that the Independence Party of Minnesota is back . . . online as well.

Thank you for your patience as we rebuild our online presence. Over the next few weeks, you will notice the site evolve visually and functionally. As time permits Read more »

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Feb 15 2013

Minnesota Holds Two Special Legislative Elections, Each with Three Parties Participating

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 12, Minnesota held special elections to fill two legislative vacancies. In both special elections, the Independence Party ran a nominee against the two major party nominees.

In district 14A, in the St. Cloud area, the results are: Republican Tama Theis 54.59%; Democratic-Farmer-Labor Joanne Dorsher 42.75%; Independence Todd McKee 2.66%. When Read more »

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Jan 25 2013

Independence Party of Minnesota Endorses Tim Gieseke for House 19A

Source: Independence Party of Minnesota

ST. PETER, MN — The Independence Party of Minnesota held an endorsing convention in St. Peter on Saturday to endorse Tim Gieseke, a candidate for the MN House District 19A special election to replace Representative Terry Morrow.

The attendees unanimously endorsed Tim Gieseke, New Ulm, to be the Independence Party candidate in the special election to be held February 12th, 2013. Read more »

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Jan 25 2013

Independence Party of Minnesota and YOU in 2013

Source: Independence Party of Minnesota (sent via e-mail January 12)

Dear Supporter,

The elections of 2012 are behind us. From a distance, 2012 looked like any other year for the Independence Party. We ran several strong candidates for the State Legislature yet fell short of getting Minnesotan’s the independent voices they need at the State Capitol. Some people may tell you this is as good as the IP can do.

They are wrong. In fact, our successes of 2012 have me even more excited for what we can and will Read more »

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Oct 07 2012

KNOW A CANDIDATE: Dave Thomas for House 66a

Source: Independence Party of Minnesota



The Independence Party of Minnesota is dedicated to positioning our state for greater prosperity by actually Read more »

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Aug 01 2012

Independence Party of Minnesota: Our Endorsed State Legislative Candidates

Source: Independence Party of Minnesota

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Jun 21 2012

Independence Party of Minnesota looks to legislature for victories

Source: Stillwater Gazette (via Independent Political Report)

Independence Party of Minnesota (IP) Chairman Mark Jenkins looks to state legislative races as “winnable objectives” for his party.

“The attitude has been favorable for many, many years,” Jenkins said of voters choosing third-party candidates.

Republicans and Democrats, through their narrow politics and squabbling, have created Read more »

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Jun 21 2012

Independence Party of Minnesota: Boals Launches Campaign for 35A

Source: Independence Party of Minnesota (from May 29)

The campaign of House District 35A candidate Justin Boals officially launched with a kickoff party on Sunday, May 20 at Billy’s Bar and Grill in downtown Anoka.

Boals, 37, is a registered pharmacy technician and first-time candidate for political office who resides in Anoka with his wife and two-year old son. Boals recently received the endorsement of the Independence Party Congressional District 6. Read more »

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May 25 2012

Independence Party of Minnesota: Zack Liebl Launches MN House Campaign

Source: Independence Party of Minnesota

Zack Liebl, candidate for Minnesota House District 17B, recently held a campaign launch event in Willmar. Liebl, 23, moved with his family to the WIllmar area since 1995. In 2006 he enlisted as a soldier in the Minnesota Army National Guard and received his commission as an Army Officer in 2010.

He has a BA from St. John’s University and an AA degree from Ridgewater College and Read more »

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May 25 2012

Horner and Penny Editorial: Americans Should Do “Big Things”

Source: Independent Political Report

Tom Horner was the 2010 gubernatorial candidate of the Minnesota Independence Party, scoring 11.9% in that race. Tim Penny is a former Democratic Congressman and Independence Party candidate for Governor in 2002, when he received 16% of the vote. The two penned an editorial in the Star Tribune, a major newspaper in Minnesota, calling for Americans to demand that their politicians do “big things”. Read more »

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