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Independence Party Demoted To Minor-Party Status In MN

The Independence Party is less mighty in the eyes of the state of Minnesota. The secretary of state’s office formally informed the party’s leader in a letter Tuesday that it has been downgraded from major- to minor-party status.

12/31/2014

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IP Chairman Concedes Loss Of Major-Party Status

The chairman of Minnesota’s Independence Party is conceding the loss of major-party status.

11/05/2014

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For IP And Greens, Major-Party Status At Stake

For Minnesota’s Independence and Green parties, the goal this Election Day isn’t so much winning. It’s nailing down major-party status. The IP wants to keep it. The Green Party wants to get it back.

11/04/2014

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Nicollet: Debate Exclusion ‘Violation Of Trust’

Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet calls her exclusion from a governor’s race debate “a violation of trust with the state of Minnesota.”

10/13/2014

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3 Minnesota Governor Candidates Meet In Moorhead

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson picked up the intensity in a debate Wednesday before a northwestern Minnesota crowd, arguing about taxes, an oil pipeline and economic growth. Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet also took part in the 90-minute event — the second of five scheduled debates.

10/08/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee! 9-26-14

Check out today’s show highlights on THE PODCAST PAGE! Click the link to listen back……

09/26/2014

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Independence Party Ticket Makes TV Ad Play

Five Independence Party candidates are trying to capture some political attention with a joint commercial made to come off like a movie trailer.

09/25/2014

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Ex-Independence Party Leaders Endorse McFadden

Two former leaders in Minnesota’s Independence Party have endorsed Republican candidate Mike McFadden in his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken. Former Independence Party Chairman Jack Uldrich and former House candidate David Dillon both threw their support behind McFadden on Monday.

09/01/2014

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Independence Party Setbacks Threaten Major Status

It hasn’t been a banner month for Minnesota’s “other” major party. The Independence Party, a presence on the state political scene since Jesse Ventura was governor, saw a preferred Senate candidate lose a primary Tuesday.

08/15/2014

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Independence Party Gov. Hopeful Won’t Get Public Subsidy

Independence Party governor candidate Hannah Nicollet has failed to qualify for a public campaign subsidy in the Minnesota race. That means the eventual Democratic and Republican nominees are in line for even bigger public checks and she will miss out on more than $219,000 to spread her message.

07/24/2014

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Seifert, Ortman Lead In Minn. Caucus Straw Polls

Minnesota Republican caucus attendees have expressed their preferences for their party’s Senate and governor candidates.

02/04/2014

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Cleary Named To Top Spot On Minn. Appeals Court

The first person Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals became his choice Wednesday to lead the 19-member court.

09/18/2013

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Independence Party Role In ’14 Minn. Gov Race: TBD

No Minnesota governor in almost two decades has won with a majority of the statewide vote, thanks mostly to a plucky third party whose candidates have been difference makers or, in the case of Jesse Ventura, the stunning victor.

06/16/2013

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Minnesota’s Independence Party Meets In St. Cloud

Members of Minnesota’s third major political party are gathering in St. Cloud for a yearly convention. The Independence Party meet-up is on Saturday at St. Cloud State University. Chief on the meeting’s agenda is a contested race for party chairman.

06/01/2013

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Four Parties Rally For Vote On Legalizing Gay Marriage

The leaders of four opposing Minnesota political parties jointly announced Wednesday their support for legal gay marriage.

04/10/2013

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GOP’s Quist Seeks Comeback To Minn. Legislature

Former state lawmaker and longtime Republican activist Allen Quist says wants to return to the Minnesota Legislature.

01/04/2013

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Minn. Independence Party Holds State Convention

Minnesota’s Independence Party gathers Saturday in Roseville for its state convention with hopes of finding a political toehold in the Legislature.

06/23/2012

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Minn. Independence Party Not In 2012 Senate Race

The Minnesota third party that factored prominently into recent top-of-the-ticket races doesn’t plan to actively seek a U.S. Senate candidate for next year.

11/10/2011

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Minn. Independence Party Opposes Gay Marriage Ban

The Independence Party of Minnesota is opposing a 2012 ballot measure that would ban gay marriage in the state constitution.

08/23/2011

Independence Party Candidate Tom Horner

Link To Tom Horner’s Op/Ed Piece

Tom Horner joins Chad on Friday to talk about his Op/Ed piece in the Star Tribune.

11/19/2010

Republican Party of Minnesota State Chair Tony Sutton

Esme Blog: Quislings, Hell and Tom Horner

By saying, “There is a special place in hell for those quislings,” did GOP Chair Tony Sutton damage GOP candidate Tom Emmer’s chances to win the governor’s seat? I think he may have.

10/08/2010

Independence Party Candidate Tom Horner

Esme Blog: Horner Rising

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When I first interviewed Tom Horner last spring and asked why he thought he could be elected Governor of Minnesota as an independent, he replied that he would present the middle ground […]

09/17/2010

Horner Picks Running Mate

Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner has picked Jim Mulder as his running mate.

06/01/2010

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