On November 2, 2010, Rex Bell, Libertarian nominee for Indiana State House, district 54, polled 20.78% of the vote in a race with both a Democrat and a Republican. That is the first time in at least 85 years that a minor party candidate for the Indiana legislature has polled over 20% of the vote in a race with both major parties.… Read more ...
In 2006, the Independent American Party, the Constitution Party’s state affiliate in Nevada elected two of its candidates to office. This year it doubled up and elected four:three who were elected for the first time and one who who re-elected.
The Wall Street Journal reported today on the former party affiliation of the GOP nominee for Senate in Nevada, Sharron Angle. From 1992 until 1997 Angle was a member of the Independent American Party of Nevada, the state affiliate of the national Constitution Party.
As it happens, one party on the ballot — the Independent American Party of Nevada — is a party that Angle herself once belonged to.