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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

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