For IP And Greens, Major-Party Status At StakeFor 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.
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."
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.
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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.
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.
Independence Party Setbacks Threaten Major StatusIt 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.
Independence Party Gov. Hopeful Won't Get Public SubsidyIndependence 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.

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