Category Archives: Independents

Bill Kristol Tweets There Will be an Independent Challenger to Trump and Hillary

As many of you may know, Bill Kristol and several other prominent “mainstream” conservatives have been searching for a movement conservative approved candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the general election, an effort they are calling the Renegade Party. Heretofore, they have struggled to find a willing candidate.… Read more ...

Daily Kos Issues Call For Unity Among Democrats By Banning Talk Of Third Party Candidates

Blogger with a Kos. The Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas Zuniga. (AP Photo/J. Kamp)

Blogger with a Kos. The Daily Kos’ Markos Moulitsas Zuniga. (AP Photo/J. Kamp)

By MintPress News Desk
May 27, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — In yet another sign of the divisive nature of the 2016 race to the White House, in which both parties are struggling to unite behind their presumptive nominees, a popular liberal website wants to cut down on attacks on Hillary Clinton by Bernie Sanders supporters.… Read more ...

Yes, We Have Lost a Few Articles


It’s not your imagination: some current articles have disappeared. Our owner migrated to a new server, and several articles were lost. I do not know yet if they have been lost for good.

William Saturn has reposted his poll results to his site: Saturn’s Repository. I will repost the interviews with 6 of the vice-presidential candidates this evening.… Read more ...

IPR turns 8 years old


IPR’s old logo

IPR was launched exactly 8 years ago, on May 20th, 2008. From the 7th year anniversary article:

After a 36-hour period of nonstop work by Jason “GE” Seagraves, IPR went live six years ago today with our first post, on May 20, 2008. Our predecessor site, Third Party Watch, operated between May 2005 and May 2008 before being purchased by Richard Viguerie right before the Libertarian presidential nomination in 2008, which led to the creation of IPR and Green Party Watch.

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Constitution Party’s J.R. Myers Talks About Continuing His Presidential Campaign, Possible Russian Invasion

J.R. Myers

J.R. Myers

From Cody Quirk at American Third Party Report:

Posted by Judy

John Richard (J.R.) Myers lives in Alaska and works as a behavioral health professional. He’s on the ballot as a candidate for the American Independent Party in the California June 7th primary and as a write-in for the Independent Party of Oregon for President of the United States.… Read more ...

James Ogle Sponsoring California U.S. Senate Debate, Independents and Alternative Party Candidates to Debate Duopoly Rivals

James Ogle alongside Joy Waymire in 2012

James Ogle alongside Joy Waymire in 2012

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

James Ogle is sponsoring a U.S. Senate California debate on May 15 in Monterey. So far, 16 of the 34 candidates who are on the June 7, 2016 ballot have said they will attend.

Seven Democrats are running and these three say they will attend: Herbert Peters, Emory Rodgers, and Steve Stokes.… Read more ...

Barry Grey at the World Socialist Web Site: ‘Socialist Alternative: Charlatanry and lies in support of Sanders’ “political revolution”’

Socialist Alternative
The following is from Barry Grey at the World Socialist Web Site.  Please note that the WSWS is affiliated with the Socialist Equality Party, which is fielding its own presidential ticket instead of supporting Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders is shifting into the next phase of his mission on behalf of the American ruling elite, seeking to corral the millions of youth and workers who responded to his campaign and direct them behind the war criminal and Wall Street stooge Hillary Clinton.… Read more ...

Independent Candidate Places First in Texas Special Legislative Election, but Run-Off Needed


From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On Saturday, May 7, Texas held a special election to fill the vacant 120th State House seat. Here are the returns. An independent candidate, Laura Thompson, received more votes than any other candidate, but no one got 50%, so there will be a runoff this summer.… Read more ...

Ed Krayewski at Reason: Gary Johnson Pitches Himself as Independents’ Choice for President

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Full article here.

From Ed Krayewski at Reason magazine:

Libertarian presidential front-runner and 2012 nominee Gary Johnson, who was the Republican governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, appeared on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos to make a pitch to Americans dissatisfied with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Republican and Democratic presidential nominees.… Read more ...

Kshama Sawant Urges Bernie Sanders to Join Jill Stein on Green Ticket, or Run As Independent

Kshama Sawant

Kshama Sawant

From Green Party Watch:

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant has launched an online petition urging Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is currently seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, to join Jill Stein on a Green Party ticket or to run as an independent.

Sawant said, “The stakes are too high to let this moment slip through our fingers.… Read more ...