Tag Archives: Oregon Independent Party

Oregon Independent Party Legislative Nominee in November 2010 Set 80-Year Record

Ballot Access News:

On November 2, the Oregon Independent Party nominee for State Representative, 48th district, polled 42.71% of the vote in a two-person race against the incumbent Democrat. The Independent Party nominee was Jeff Caton, a professional financial planner. Although Oregon permits fusion, Caton was not the nominee of any party other than the Independent Party.… Read more ...

Independent Party Dies in Maryland

Southern Maryland Newspapers Online reports:

Recognized by the state in August 2008, the Independent Party eclipsed 35,000 registered voters in May, according to statistics tallied by the state elections board. It’s unclear how many of those voters wished to be registered as unaffiliated with any political party and mistakenly marked “Independent” on voter registration forms.

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Oregon Independent Party Holds Internet Primary

Richard Winger reports on the Oregon Independent Party, founded by Nader supporters, holding an Internet primary this year.

The Independent Party is a ballot-qualified party in Oregon.  It has 54,920 registered members, which is 2.7% of the number of registered voters in the state.  Oregon only holds primaries for parties with registration membership of 5% or more. 

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Oregon Independent Party Surpasses 50,000 Voters

Oregon’s Independent Party got a front page story in The Oregonian today. The article details the party’s meteoric growth as well as it’s search for a central focus.

Dan Meek, a longtime Ralph Nader fan and public utility activist, started the Independent Party of Oregon less than four years ago because he was upset that the Oregon Legislature made it harder to run for office if you didn’t belong to a political party.

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