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Horner and Penny Editorial: Americans Should Do “Big Things”

Tom Horner was the 2010 gubernatorial candidate of the Minnesota Independence Party, scoring 11.9% in that race. Tim Penny is a former Democratic Congressman and Independence Party candidate for Governor in 2002, when he received 16% of the vote. The two penned an editorial in the Star Tribune, a major newspaper in Minnesota, calling for Americans to demand that their politicians do “big things”.… Read more ...

Jesse Ventura speaks at Occupy Minnesota

Minnesota Public Radio (excerpts):

Minneapolis — Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Minneapolis Friday for the opening of the OccupyMN demonstration, patterned after weeks of protest in New York’s financial district.

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The protest featured an appearance by Independence Party and former Gov. Jesse Ventura, who spoke as people started to gather.… Read more ...

Tom Horner And The Minnesota IP After The Election

The Independence Party candidate for Governor of Minnesota this cycle hasn’t just disappeared into the woodwork. Instead, he seems to be shifting into the job of party-building. From an op-ed in the Star Tribune:

Campaigns attract passionate and committed people. My campaign — and those of IP candidates before me — was no different.

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Independence Party of Minnesota holds balance of power in close race for Governor

According to the New York Times election results board, with 100% of precincts reporting, only 0.5% separates the Democratic and Republican candidates. Additional votes which may be counted, such as provisional ballots, make this race too close to call.

Tom Horner of the Independence Party got 11.9% in this race, with several other candidates in the race:

Chris Wright Grassroots Party 7,513 0.4%
Farheen Hakeem Green Party 6,188 0.3%
Ken Pentel Ecology Democracy Party 6,178 0.3%
Linda Eno Resource Party 4,092 0.2%

In the other three gubernatorial races which the NY Times considers too close to call at this time:

Illinois, 99% reporting – 0.5% separate the Democrat and Republican

Scott Lee Cohen Independent 134,219 3.6%
Rich Whitney Green Party 99,625 2.7%
Lex Green Libertarian Party 34,293 0.9%

In Connecitcut, again 0.5% separate the Democratic and Republican candidates.… Read more ...

Minnesota Independence Party’s Horner picks up 18% in new gov. poll

From the Star Tribune:

Five weeks before Minnesotans elect a new governor, DFL candidate Mark Dayton leads GOP rival Tom Emmer among likely voters, with Independence Party candidate Tom Horner gaining ground, a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found.

In the three-way race, Dayton leads Emmer 39 to 30 percent, nearly unchanged from a July Minnesota Poll.

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Momentum on Tom Horner’s Side

Tom Horner, Minnesota IP candidate for Governor, has to be having a good time right now. A series of high-profile articles and endorsements may be turning the gubernatorial race into a competitive three-way race.

First, the Star-Tribune (the state’s largest newspaper) released an interesting quasi-endorsement for Tom Horner.

It’s too soon for us to recommend one candidate for governor.

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Minnesota Independence Party Gubernatorial Candidate at 13% in Poll

Ballot Access News:

On August 31, the MPR News-Humphrey Institute released a poll for the Minnesota gubernatorial race. It shows: Republican Tom Emmer 34%; Democratic-Farmer-Labor Mark Dayton 34%, Independence Party Tom Horner 13%, undecided or other 19%. See this story.

Horner, the Independence Party nominee, is already higher in this poll than Jesse Ventura was in similar polls at this point in the 1998 election cycle.… Read more ...

MN Guv: Rob Hahn Launches Ad Campaign

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes about Rob Hahn‘s upcoming “No-Frills” ad campaign:

Hahn said about two dozen spots will air on cable T.V. Sunday and Monday and cost less than $5,000.

Labeled “Leadership and Honesty,” the ad features Hahn talking about how he dealt with a restraining order that his ex-wife got against him.

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Tom Horner To Hold Twitter Town Hall

Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner has announced plans to hold a twitter town hall this coming Wednesday at 11:00 AM. You may submit questions via Twitter if you would like to participate.

Other assorted news on the Horner campaign:

  • The Star Tribune recently pointed out that Horner plans to seek public funding.
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Thomas Harens Has More Third Party Connections

A few days ago IPR reported on Rob Hahn, an Independence Party gubernatorial candidate, choosing his running mate, Thomas Harens. We reported that Harens was a former DFL legislator in Minnesota, but new party-affiliations have emerged too.

Harens served one term in the Legislature in 1982, when he was 25, and ran for president in 2004 on the Christian Freedom Party ticket, getting about 2,400 votes in Minnesota.

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Independence Party Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Horner Picks Running Mate

Tom Horner, the Independence Party of Minnesota endorsed candidate, still has to face a primary against several other Independence Party gubernatorial candidates in a primary. He announced his running mate on the last day of filing.

Independence Party candidate for governor Tom Horner marked the final day of Minnesota’s candidate filing period by announcing he has picked former Association of Minnesota Counties executive director Jim Mulder as his lieutenant governor running mate.

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Independence Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Hahn Announces Running Mate

Rob Hahn, one of the three candidates for Governor seeking the nomination of the Independence Party of Minnesota, has announced who his running mate will be.

Independence Party candidate for governor Rob Hahn has selected his running mate. He’s Thomas Harens, a former state representative.Hahn says Sunday that he picked Harens because of his experience with statewide and legislative campaigns.

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