Mark Jenkins looks to state legislative races as “winnable objectives” for his party.
“The attitude has been favorable for many, many years,” Jenkins said of voters choosing third-party candidates.
Republicans and Democrats, through their narrow politics and squabbling, have created fertile soil for the IP, Jenkins explained.
“The opportunity has been good, and now it’s even better,” he said of the party of Jesse Ventura securing legislative wins.
All told, some 13 IP candidates have filed for legislative seats. While two IP candidates are running for the state Senate, 11 have eyes set on House seats.