Richard Winger reports at Ballot Access News on the founding of a new party, the Resource Party of Minnesota, which is running candidate in 2010. He also cites the resurrection of an older party, the Grassroots Party of Minnesota.
The Resource Party appears to have placed its nominees on the Minnesota ballot for the joint ticket of Governor-Lieutenant Governor, and also Attorney General. The gubernatorial nominee is Linda S. Eno. See here for the party’s platform. Thanks to Oliver Steinberg for this news.
An older party, the Grassroots Party, also appears to have made a comeback in Minnesota this year, placing its nominees on for the Governor-Lieutenant Governor as well as Auditor. The Grassroots Party emphasizes legalizing marijuana. It had placed nominees on the ballot in Minnesota in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000. It never polled the 5% for any statewide office needed to make it a qualified party.
We previously reported that Ken Pentel, a former Green Party gubernatorial candidate in the state, formed his own party.