Tag Archives: Independent Party of Florida

FOX 13: State dissolves Independent Party of Florida

TAMPA (FOX 13) – Hundreds of thousands of voters registered with the Independent Party of Florida started receiving letters this week notifying them that their political party has disbanded. The move has left the party founder, Ernie Bach of Largo, furious with what he considers an over-reaction by the Florida Division of Elections.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News Article on the Likelihood of a New “Independent Party” in Louisiana

Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

According to this article, it is likely that a ballot-qualified Independent Party will soon come into existence in Louisiana. Louisiana permits groups to become ballot-qualified parties if they have at least 1,000 registered members, and pay a one-time fee of $1,000.

There are approximately 80,000 voters who wrote in “Independent” on the voter registration forms, in the blank that asks the applicant to choose a party.… Read more ...

Florida Candidate Filing Closes for Congressional Candidates

From Ballot Access News:

May 2 was the deadline for Florida candidates to file a declaration of candidacy and the filing fee, for Congress. Here is a link to the candidate list. There are six U.S. House districts without a Democratic-Republican contest: Democrats failed to file anyone in four districts, and Republicans in two districts.… Read more ...

Peter Allen Re-Enters Gubernatorial Race in Florida

Peter Allen is the founder of the Independence Party of Florida and was a gubernatorial candidate until last Thursday when he abruptly dropped out. Apparently, Allen has reconsidered.

Peter Allen, who pulled out of the gubernatorial race on Thursday, is back in the race.

The founder of the Independence Party said this morning that he had decided to run.

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Will Crist Run As “No Party Affilliation” or “Independent”?

There is a story developing as to which ballot label Gov. Charlie Crist will choose to use if/when he leaves the Republican Party. Crist is running for the open Us Senate seat in Florida and is behind in the Republican primary by over 20 points. Polling has shown that the race is winnable for him in a three-way race in which he is an Independent.… Read more ...