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.
The Libertarian Party of Illinois ran a full slate of candidates this year, with a guy named Lex Green at the top of the ballot. A “Green” Libertarian? Confusing! No wonder they didn’t meet the five percent threshold required to more easily get on the ballot in 2014.… Read more ...
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:
Farheen Hakeem and Dan Dittman are listed on the ballot as Green Party candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, though they are not listed on the Green Party of Minnesota web page and did not win endorsement in the Green Party’s May convention.… Read more ...
There is at least one Libertarian on the ballot across the U.S, in areas containing 81.9% of the voters, for the November 2010 election. The Libertarian Party, as is usual in midterm years, is on the ballot in more places than any other minor party.
For 2010, the equivalent percentages for other leading minor parties are: Green, 54.6%;
MINNEAPOLIS – The Campaign Committe to Elect Michael Cavlan to Congress
is proud to announce that the National Association Of Muslim Women Of
America has endorsed Independent Congressional Candidate Mike Cavlan
for the US House of Representatives for Minnesota's 5th Congressional
NAMWA contacted the campaign writing:
"We know that Ellison is your opponent and that he is Muslim and the
first Muslim elected to Congress.