On November 5, 2013, Green Party members won these non-partisan elections: Anna Trevorrow to the Portland, Maine, School Board; Josh Plourde to the Bangor, Maine, city council; Cam Gordon to the Minneapolis city council; and Brian Cummins to the Cleveland, Ohio, city council. Also, Green Party members won 16 non-partisan local races in Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Grassroots Party, formed in Minnesota in 1986 to advocate marijuana law reform, appeared on the ballot in all Minnesota elections 1986 through 2000. In the years 1990 through 1994 it had more nominees on the ballot for federal and state office than any other Minnesota party besides the two major parties. After 2000 it ceased to appear on the ballot, and one of its founders joined the Green Party. See this wikipedia article about the Grassroots Party. Read more »
The Star-Tribune Minnesota Poll released September 24 apparently lists only three presidential candidates, and shows these results: President Obama 48%, Mitt Romney 40%, Gary Johnson 5%, undecided 7%. Normally this blog doesn’t link to presidential polls that only list three candidates, because they are misleading (except in the few states in which only three candidates are on the ballot for President). However, an exception was made in this case. Former Governor Jesse Ventura has been Read more »
Former Governor Jesse Ventura is speaking out against both constitutional amendments on the November ballot. Ventura recorded a video message earlier this month speaking out against a proposed amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. He also told a group of people at Macalester College that he opposed a proposed amendment that would require people to present photo identification to vote. He told MPR News he felt the amendment was aimed at reducing voter fraud that he says isn’t Read more »