Tag Archives: Independent

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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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 ...

Independent Candidate Steve Stokes Challenges Two-Party System in California

Mr. Stokes is running in California’s District 28. He is running against the incumbent, Democrat Adam Schiff.

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Young Mayoral Candidate Gives Interview, Speaks Against the Duopoly

Alex Fidel is running as an Independent for mayor of Encinitas, which is a coastal town north of San Diego. He was one of the two young men who worked very hard with Christina Tobin of Free and Equal to put on the United We Stand Festival in May of this year.… Read more ...

Virgil Goode quoted in National Journal article re: VA election

Speculation swirls around Virginia GOPer, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, running as an independent for Governor later this year. Popular conservative Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will almost certainly be the Republican nominee. Virgil Goode, the former Constitution Party presidential candidate and a former VA GOP Congressman, observes, “I think (Cuccinelli) has got a lot of conservative support and I don’t think an independent candidate, unless they had a whole of a lot of money, would have much impact.”… Read more ...

Sobhani Scores 17% in US Senate Race in Maryland

Rob Sobhani spent more than $5 million of his own money in order to run for the US Senate in Maryland as an Independent. Sobhani faced three other candidates, the Democratic incumbent, Republican challenger, and Libertarian Party candidate Dean Ahmad.

With 99.8% of precincts reported, Sobhani has captured 17% of the vote, placing third.… Read more ...

Former Green Ben Chipman Re-Elected to Maine Legislature as Independent

Ben Chipman is a community organizer in Portland, Maine, and a former Green Party state legislator. In 2010 he switched his registration to Independent and ran for re-election as such in 2012. He was in a three-candidate race in the 119th House District in Maine and easily defeated both his Republican and Democratic opponents.… Read more ...

Independent Candidates Continue to Grow in Numbers in Rhode Island

The number of independent candidates running for various races in the state of Rhode Island has been increasing despite being a Democrat stronghold. Currently it is the only state to have an independent serving as governor, and the number of independent candidates have reached a record high of 37. Voter registration has been decreasing for the two major parties, and been increasing for independents.… Read more ...

RJ Harris: Repeal Obamacare and Restore Liberty Using Jury Nullification

RJ Harris, an independent candidate for Oklahoma’s 4th congressional district, who had sought the 2012 Libertarian Party presidential nomination,  wrote the following about the recent Supreme Court decision on healthcare:

In the very near future you are going to be called to serve on a jury and asked by the government to convict and put in prison one of your fellow Americans for refusing to comply with the mandatory health insurance tax levied against all citizens for nothing more than being alive.

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Independents in California gives way to new election dynamic

 

The recent Pew Research Center study points out that party identification is declining, while independents are on a dramatic incline, and that 43 percent of independents identify as squarely moderate. The future is bright for the independent movement. But the work has just begun, and we have a long road ahead.

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Independent Challenges Barbara Lee in Oakland Congressional District

As a result of California’s top two primary on June 5, four Congressional districts will see Independent candidates as the challengers to incumbents. In Alameda County Marilyn Singleton is challenging Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a Democrat associated with the Progressive Caucus.

Marilyn Singleton is running a platform of stopping the out of control spending by the federal government, ending waste and duplication of government programs, putting in a more simple tax code, and cutting government regulations to stimulate economic growth.… Read more ...