Category Archives: Independents

Former Florida State Senator Arrested in Scheme to Fund Bogus ‘No Party’ Candidate

Former Florida GOP state senator Frank Artiles has been arrested for his role in a scheme to fund a bogus NPA candidate that helped siphon votes away from the Democrat in a state senate race last year.

The contest featured incumbent Democrat Jose Rodriguez falling to his GOP challenger Ileana Garcia by a razor-thin 32 vote margin.… Read more ...

Former GOP Congressman Joe Scarborough, Now An Independent: ‘The Republican Party Cannot Be Saved’

Former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher this week and confirmed that he is done with the Republican Party.

Maher opened the interview by confirming that Scarborough considers himself an independent, and that it is his view that the Republican Party is now beyond saving.… Read more ...

Former President Trump Declares He Will Not Start a New Third Party

Despite reports he was considering creating a third political party (the Patriot Party), former President Donald Trump declared today during his CPAC speech in Orlando that he will remain a Republican and continue to be a leader for the party.  He hinted he may run again for president in 2024.  Trump won CPAC’s 2024 presidential preference straw poll with 55 percent support and received an approval rating of 97 percent among attendees, up from 95 percent last year.… Read more ...

Alaska State Representative Splits From GOP Caucus

A Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives announced today that she will be serving as an “independent Republican” with no ties to either the 21-member coalition House majority (made up of Democrats and Independents) or the 18-member House Republican minority.

Representative Sara Rasmussen of Anchorage will become a caucus of one, in what appears to be a largely procedural move to secure a seat on the House Finance Committee.… Read more ...

New Mexico Legislator Quits GOP, Becomes Independent

New Mexico state representative Phelps Anderson split with his own party in a vote last week on the repeal of a 1969 law that criminalized abortion.

The Republican sided with seven Democrats on the legislature’s House Health and Human Services Committee in casting his vote to repeal the long-dormant abortion ban. 

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Ralph Nader: New Auto Safety Report Demands Biden Strengthen Federal Programs Now

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial yesterday on his website Nader.org.

Today the New York Times rediscovered its previous auto safety news beat that blossomed in the 1960s after my book, Unsafe at Any Speed (1965) caused an uproar in Detroit.… Read more ...

Lisa Murkowski

Senator Lisa Murkowski Flirts With Independence

Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski didn’t mince words when asked about her thoughts on the embattled president. The Republican Senator has had more than enough of Donald Trump.

“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” said Murkowski in a press availability at her Capitol office on Friday.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Go Vote for a Long Overdue Raise!

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and the Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial today on his website Nader.org. 

Lots of people have Georgia and its crucial two Senate runoff elections next Tuesday on their minds.… Read more ...

Peoples Party registers In Maine

The People’s Party (previously the Movement for A Peoples Party) has officially registered to be a political party in Maine, the first step towards their goal of being a viable alternative to the Two Major Parties come 2022.

Their State Coordinator Lindsey Weeks was quoted as saying “We are very excited to file today, a lot of Mainers’ work went into getting to this moment.Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Why Did the Democrats Have a Bad Election Day?

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and the Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial today on his website Nader.org. 

Apart From Defeating Trump, Why Did The Democrats Have A Bad Election Day?… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Corporatist Judge Barrett – Two More Senate Abstentions Needed to Stop Trump

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and the Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial last week on his website Nader.org. 

In a 1995 book review published in the University of Chicago Law Review, Elena Kagan (now Justice Kagan) wrote about judicial nominees avoiding disclosing their views on legal issues.… Read more ...

Free & Equal Elections: Information about Today’s Debate

Free & Equal Elections Foundation sent out the following presser yesterday advertising the debate taking place later today and how you can watch it.  Like the last debate, Libertarian presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen will not participate.

This Saturday, October 24th at 6pm MT, Free & Equal presents our 3rd Open Presidential Debate of 2020.… Read more ...