Minnesota Public Radio reports that Hannah Nicollet is the first candidate to seek the Independence Party nomination for U.S. Senate, in a bid to challenge freshman Senator Al Franken (Dem) who is up for re-election this year.
Ms. Nicollet, 39, was active in Ron Paul’s insurgent campaign for President in 2012.
MPR reports that she …got her start in politics as a teenager, volunteering for Ross Perot’s presidential campaign in 1992. Since then, she has backed candidates representing the Independence Party, the Libertarian Party and the Republican Party. But she emphasized that she isn’t a big backer of the three parties.
Nicollet said she decided to run for the U.S. Senate as a member of the Independence Party because it fits her philosophy of being fiscally conservative and socially liberal. She said she made the decision to run in December after becoming frustrated with the data collection practices of the National Security Agency, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the size of the federal debt.
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