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.… Read more ...
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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.
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.