Deez Nuts Drops Into The State Fair CrushThe 2016 presidential election is still more than one year away, but dozens of political candidates take advantage of the State Fair every year to meet voters. One Independent presidential hopeful who has been grabbing headlines for his unconventional name stopped by the fair on Saturday.
MN Independence Party Touts State Fair Cameo By Deez NutsMany attending the Minnesota State Fair make the most of their opportunity to sound off or enjoy a rap session with the politicians who attend. But what would you say to Deez Nuts?
Independence Party Demoted To Minor-Party Status In MNThe 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.
IP Chairman Concedes Loss Of Major-Party StatusThe chairman of Minnesota's Independence Party is conceding the loss of major-party status.
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.
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.
Seifert, Ortman Lead In Minn. Caucus Straw Polls Minnesota Republican caucus attendees have expressed their preferences for their party's Senate and governor candidates.
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.
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.
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.