Tag Archives: Angus King

Evan McMullin to Launch Independent Run for U.S. Senate

Evan McMullin, a former CIA officer who received 21.5 percent of the vote in Utah as an Independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election (0.53 percent nationwide), plans to announce an Independent challenge to incumbent Republican Mike Lee of Utah for his US Senate seat in 2022, reports The Salt Lake Tribune.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Burt’s Tattoo, King’s Committees

Newly elected Libertarian state representative Marshall Burt is being accused of having a tattoo that signals support for “far-right” militias

“I got the tattoo because the American Revolution symbolism appealed to me, and to me it represents my solid commitment to the Second and Tenth Amendment,” Burt responded to critics.… Read more ...

Senator Angus King Express Support for Immigration Reform Bill

Maine senator Angus King is one of two independent member of the U.S. Senate, along with Bernie Sanders of Vermont. However, for organizational purposes, he caucuses with the Democratic Party. King served as governor of Maine as an independent from 1995 until 2003, and was only the second governor in the state’s history to be non affiliated with any political party.… Read more ...

Angus King Wins in Maine, Two Independents in the U.S. Senate Now

Angus King has been polling ahead in the U.S. Senate race in Maine for months now. Tonight, he made the decision final when he was swept to victory in the race by a majority. King joined Bernie Sanders as Independents who will likely caucus with Democrats. Bernie Sanders of Vermont likewise cruised to victory, winning over 70% of the vote.… Read more ...

Americans Elect Super PAC Spends $700,000 on Ads to Boost Independent U.S. Senate Candidate Angus King

Ballot Access News:

According to an October 5 story in the Washington Times, Americans Elect’s super-PAC has spent $700,000 on independent expenditures recently to boost Angus King, the former independent Governor of Maine who is running for the U.S. Senate as an independent. The story also says that the donor to the Americans Elect super-PAC who made this possible is New York city Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is himself a registered independent.

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GOP PAC Helps Democratic Candidate In Order to Keep Independent From Winning

A political action committee in Maine that has many connections to the Republican Party is now purchasing and running ads supporting the Democratic candidate in the race, Cynthia Dill, in an effort to hurt the Independent candidate, Angus King, who is leading in all the polls. The strategy seems to be to influence King voters to instead switch to voting for Dill, thereby giving the Republican candidate a better chance at winning the plurality.… Read more ...

icPurple SuperPAC Looks to Spend Major Money Backing Viable Independent Candidates

Ted Waitt is the founder of Gateway and a notable Independent who has created the icPurple SuperPAC in an effort to help fund Independent political campaigns which are winnable. He has seeded the organization with $300,000 to start running ads in some key races for Independent candidates.

A new SuperPAC has been formed to support independent candidates around the country, including Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher’s for San Diego mayor and Chad Condit’s bid for Congress. 

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NY Times: Senate Could Hinge On Independent, Angus King

Angus King is, by all accounts, doing well in his Independent run to claim the open U.S. Senate seat in Maine formerly held by Republican Olympia Snow. Polling shows him way ahead and most people expect him to win the seat, barring a major campaign blunder in the coming months. Now the New York Times is taking notice of King too and predicting that he could play a major role in the future of the U.S.… Read more ...

Angus King Leads the Fund-Race in U.S. Senate Race in Maine

Former two-term Governor Angus King is running for U.S. Senate in Maine. King served his two terms as Governor as an Independent and is running for U.S. Senate as such too. By all accounts he is going to run a competitive race. Polling, although early, has shown him in the lead and now he is leading the fund-race too.… Read more ...

Angus King Declares as Independent for U.S. Senate in Maine, Democrats May Not Run Anyone

Angus King is a former two-term Independent Governor of Maine from 1995 until 2003. He has, since then, served as a distinguished lecturer at Bowdoin College and Bates College. He is also been working at a law firm in Portland, Maine. King also endorsed Eliot Cutler in Maine’s 2010 Gubernatorial election campaign–Cutler was running as an independent and narrowly lost to Republican Paul LePage.… Read more ...

Independent candidates have run strong in most of the last ten gubernatorial elections in Maine


From Gordon Weil at Maine’s Morning Sentinel:

Since 1974, when Maine began to see credible independent candidates for governor, there have been 10 gubernatorial elections in Maine. Independents ran in nine of them.

Only two were won by candidates who captured a majority of the vote. In other words, eight of the last 10 Maine governors were elected by less than half of the voters.… Read more ...

Jeff Vanke, other independents featured on CNN.com

Email from Jeff Vanke to contact.ipr.gmail.com:

On today’s CNN.com, here, Jeff Vanke’s campaign and his balanced budget are featured in a story on independent candidates in 2010.

Jeff Vanke for Congress, Independent, 6th District of Virginia
1007 1st Street SW, Suite D, Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 915-3786

Excerpt from that story:

(L)et’s break out of the two-party mold and take a look at some of the independent candidates across the country who are surging or struggling as Election Day approaches.

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