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  • Early Colorado Vote

    10/21/2016 12:58:45 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 81 replies
    I've left the GOP and registered again as Independent voter. I voted Trump at the top of the ballot and voted Libertarian down the ballot in protest at the Republican Party's sabotage of our nominee and collusion to elect Hillary. Voted NO on major propositions, tax increases and to kick out all incumbent judges. Was a great feeling and a good early vote here this afternoon for me in my rural Colorado county.
  • Bernie Sanders to revert to independent for rest of Senate term

    07/27/2016 2:33:00 PM PDT · by randita · 24 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 7/26/16 | Peter Nicholas
    Bernie Sanders said he plans to return to the Senate as an independent, despite winning 13 million votes in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary contest. “I was elected as an independent; I’ll stay two years more as an independent,” Sanders said. Speaking at the Bloomberg Politics breakfast on Tuesday, Sanders also said the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee doesn’t go far enough in fixing the situation and that more staff members need to leave following embarrassing disclosures of thousands of internal emails. “We need a DNC which has as very different direction,” he...
  • Sanders Delegates Stage Mass Walkout, Promising to Leave Democartic[sic] Party

    07/26/2016 5:00:01 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 132 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 7/26/2016 | Brian X. McCrone
    Dozens of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of their Democratic National Convention and many promised to leave the political party in protest. Vincent Venditti, a George delegate pledged to Sanders, said outside the Wells Fargo Center that he considers himself an independent effectively immediately. Vincent Venditti, a #Bernie delegate, walked out of the #DemConvention. He is leaving to protest. And he's now a IND — Brian X. McCrone (@BrianXMcCrone) July 26, 2016 Their protest and subsequent exodus from the Democratic Party is in line with hundreds of protesters outside the security perimeter, who said Hillary Clinton's nomination as the...
  • POLL: Trump Leads Clinton By 11 Points With Independents

    07/19/2016 4:13:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 88 replies ^ | July 18 , 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is leading presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by 11 points with Independents, 38 percent to 27 percent, according to a new Morning Consult poll. But he’s still down by two points in a head-to-head match up, 41 percent to 39 percent.
  • Rasmussen National Poll of Independents: Trump 44%, Clinton 24%, Undecided 33%…

    07/08/2016 8:00:04 AM PDT · by GilGil · 58 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/7/2016 | Sundance
    Rasmussen weekly survey of independent (unaffiliated) voters shows again that Donald Trump is holding a 20 point lead among all independents.
  • Where's Mitt Romney on Hillary being let off the hook by the FBI? Vanity

    07/06/2016 5:35:16 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 28 replies
    He hasn't updated his Twitter account in 2 days. He hasn't said anything about the Democrat's nominee getting away with this, but he's attacked Trump throughout this campaign. It's unfortunate that he was our candidate in a very winnable election. The Republican Establishment caused the Trump movement.
  • Mitt Romney Says He May Vote For His Wife Instead Of Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 99 replies
    Mitt Romney still can’t see himself voting for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, he can’t bring himself to vote for the Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton, either. But the 2012 GOP nominee has a solution: putting his own wife’s name on the ballot. “It’s a matter of personal conscience,” Romney told CBS News’ John Dickerson Wednesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “I can’t vote for either of those two people.” Romney explained that he simply cannot get behind Trump’s divisive character. “Our nominee is saying, ‘Hey look it’s these people here. It’s these Mexicans coming across the border... it’s...
  • Thousands of voters, celebrities, register to wrong party

    04/17/2016 6:56:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 4/17/16
    A survey has found that tens of thousands of voters, including Demi Moore and other celebrities, have mistakenly registered as members of a conservative minor political party in California in a mix-up over its name, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Los Angeles Times ( ) said that a telephone survey of 500 members of the American Independent Party found nearly 3 of 4 people did not realize they had enrolled in a political party that opposes abortion rights and same sex marriage and calls for building a fence along the U.S. border. The newspaper said voters were confused by the...
  • Ballot access requirements for independent Presidential Candidates

    03/12/2016 4:44:46 AM PST · by harpu · 1 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Generally speaking, an independent presidential candidate must petition for placement on the general election ballot in all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C. A handful of states may allow an independent candidate to pay a filing fee in lieu of submitting a petition. The methods for calculating how many signatures are required vary considerably from state to state, as do the actual signature requirements. For instance, some states establish a flat signature requirement. Other states calculate signature requirements as percentages of voter registration or votes cast for a given office. In order to access the ballot nationwide, it is...
  • Michael Bloomberg says he is actively considering running for president as an independent

    02/08/2016 2:09:43 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:20 EST, 8 February 2016 | David Martosko
    Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, confirmed on Monday that he is actively considering running for president as an independent. In a dramatic interview, the 73-year-old said he was 'looking at all the options' and expressed disgust at the current state of the White House race. Bloomberg would be the richest candidate in American political history with a fortune of $36 billion, dwarfing the resources of Republican Donald Trump and enabling him to self-fund a campaign many times over.
  • Trump Has Months to Consider Independent Bid

    12/15/2015 8:24:12 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 56 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Donald Trump could hold the threat of an independent presidential bid over the GOP for months. And it could be just that - a threat. Given the extraordinary expense, organizational requirements, and other challenges of getting on the ballot in every state - nearly 600,000 petition signatures are needed in total - the threat seems hollow to some. But Trump has several months to decide. The first state deadline isn't until May 9 in Texas, which requires roughly 80,000 signatures for ballot access. The bulk of states have an August or September deadline, with various signature requirements or filing fines....
  • Trump's direct threat to Republicans...: If you're not nice to me I will run as independent [tr]

    12/09/2015 12:42:49 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 55 replies
    Complete title: Donald Trump's direct threat to the Republicans who shunned him over Muslim ban: If you're not nice to me I will run as independent Trump touted a poll that found 68 percent of his supporters would stick with him but said, 'I don't want to do that' Most 2016 candidates turned their fire on him in wake of his call to ban Muslims from entering the country, as did House Speak Paul Ryan Trump labeled individuals who oppose his plan to ban Muslim immigration into the United States 'foolish' on Tuesday Asked about a third-party bid today, though,...
  • Developing - Jim Webb may announce he is running as an independent WMAL

    10/19/2015 2:58:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    Developing - Jim Webb may announce he is running as an independent WMAL
  • Why Donald Trump Should Never Pledge Not To Run An Independent Campaign – A Specific Example….

    08/13/2015 8:43:15 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-12-2015 | sundance
    Much controversy erupted post-debate following Donald Trump’s refusal to pledge he would not mount a third party campaign for the presidency. I hope he never does, here’s why. Trump didn’t explain during the 30 to 60 seconds he was afforded for explanation; then again, who could? The answer “why” is far more serious than a half-minute soundbite would allow. However, using one specific example allow me to point out the obvious. We’ve taken a lot of criticism for pointing out the lack of difference between Republicans and Democrats, so take the time to just consider this simple real life question.
  • Del. Joe Morrissey indicted on four felonies

    01/21/2015 9:56:11 AM PST · by csvset · 1 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 21 january 2015 | BILL McKELWAY AND MARKUS SCHMIDT
    Felony indictments were unsealed in Henrico County on Wednesday morning charging Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, I-74th, and the mother of an ex-law office worker in connection with the filing of allegedly fraudulent court documents. Morrissey was accused of four felony counts dealing with documents that were allegedly submitted in connection with his recent sentencing on a misdemeanor conviction. The charges against Morrissey include: felony uttering a forged public record; felony conspiracy to utter a forged record; felony inducing perjury; and perjury. In his General Assembly office, a visibly annoyed Morrissey denied the charges. Also indicted is Deidre Warren, the mother...
  • I Am No Longer a Republican

    12/22/2014 11:20:17 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 135 replies ^ | 12/21/14 | Matt Berber
    I am no longer a Republican. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and their Democrat-lite, RINO Republican establishment have seen to that. They have betrayed their own constituents. They have actively turned against the American people – the very voters who granted them power to do good. Even before the gavel has sounded on the Republican-led 114th Congress, these treacherous cowards shamelessly, eagerly, it seems, squandered perhaps the one opportunity they had to stop, in his tracks, America's first cultural Marxist, anti-American, palpably evil president. If ever there were, there can no longer be any doubt. Barack Obama is bent on turning...

    11/21/2014 7:57:24 AM PST · by Mr. K · 75 replies
    Vanity | 11/21/2014 | Mr. K
    Change your voter registration NOW!. There is no voting action we can do to get rid of GOP RINO's until 2 more years so.... EVERYONE should change your voter registration to INDEPENDENT Right now. We would have 2 years to make (I) the majority in every state. Even some Democrats would join Independants after this bozo. I KNOW some wonderful people who do not follow the news like we do, and have just been lifelong demcrats because their parents were... I have seen them get more and more disgusted with what this guy is doing.
  • Parnell concedes in Alaska gubernatorial race

    11/15/2014 10:15:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2014 12:52 AM EST
    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell conceded the gubernatorial race Saturday, issuing a statement a day after independent challenger Bill Walker was declared the winner. […] Parnell has served as governor since July 2009, when Sarah Palin resigned. He won election in his own right in 2010. Palin had endorsed Walker. …
  • Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Successor

    10/23/2014 2:26:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 252 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/23/2014 | KARYN BRUGGEMAN
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent the early part of the 2014 midterms traveling the country endorsing conservative candidates in Republican primary races, hoping to leave her mark on the future of the GOP. But on Wednesday, Palin rebuked her Republican successor in her home state, endorsing independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, who is running on a "unity ticket" with Democratic running mate Byron Mallott, instead. Palin's endorsement goes against her former lieutenant governor, Gov. Sean Parnell, who assumed office in 2009 when Palin abruptly resigned and is embroiled in a highly contested race for reelection to a second full...
  • South Dakota Independent: I'd be a 'friend of Obama' in the Senate [struggles with PTSD]

    10/09/2014 12:17:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    An underfunded independent from South Dakota has turned the Senate race there upside-down, giving Democrats a renewed hope of holding the seat — or at least preventing a Republican pickup. But while former Sen. Larry Pressler, who served nearly a quarter century in Congress as a Republican, won't say who he'd caucus with, he told The Hill Wednesday that, if elected, he'd be a "friend of Obama" in the Senate. "I don't regret those votes, ‘cause on that day, that's how I felt," he said of voting for Obama twice, a detail used by Republicans as evidence Pressler is now...
  • Kansas Senate Candidate Orman: I Could 'Absolutely' Switch Parties After Picking Senate Side

    10/06/2014 1:52:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/06/2014
    Independent Greg Orman says he could change parties even after he has allied himself with Democrats or Republicans if he wins the Kansas Senate election in November. In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, Orman says he would initially caucus with whichever party has majority control in the Senate, because “it’s in the best interests of the voters of Kansas that they have a senator in the majority.” But, he added, he wouldn’t limit himself to an alliance with one party over the other, especially if the Senate is evenly split. “If four or five months goes by, and...
  • Jon Huntsman, Independent For President?

    09/17/2014 6:45:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 09/17/2014 | Ruby Cramer, McKay Coppins
    Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has engaged in discussions with supporters in recent months about pursuing another White House bid — this time as an independent, according to three sources close to Huntsman. The former Utah governor declined to comment for the record. His daughter, MSNBC co-host Abby Huntsman Livingston, who was a surrogate for Huntsman’s campaign in 2012, said in an email that her father is “primarily focused on family and private-sector endeavors.” She added: “He has no plans to run, but in politics never say never. I know there is a lot of pull out there for him...
  • One-Third of Americans Are Freelancers Now

    09/05/2014 7:51:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | September 5, 2014 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    new report shows some 53 million Americans—or 34 percent of the U.S. workforce—are now working as freelancers in some capacity. "This is more than an economic change," asserts the report, a joint effort from the Freelancer's Union and freelance markeplaces oDesk and eLance. It's also "a cultural and social shift" that will "have major impacts on how Americans conceive of and organize their lives, their communities, and their economic power." The first and last time anyone looked at the freelance worker population in the U.S. was 2004, in a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Back then the GAO...
  • Happy Birthday, America

    07/11/2014 10:41:36 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/4/2014 | Michael LaFaive
    The Fourth of July is the only day of the year singled out by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in which employees are actually encouraged to celebrate. According to the Center’s employee handbook: All staff are encouraged to celebrate Independence Day with passion and verve, remembering it as the signatory day of a document embodying the most sublime of political ideals, an apogee in mankind's quest for liberty of thought and action, the restoration of which is the vision of our organization. We take human liberty very seriously. It is more than marketing. Sometimes our love for liberty manifests...
  • Changing Party affiliation to Independent

    06/27/2014 11:25:20 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 15 replies
    napscoordinator's Daily ^ | 27 June 2014 | napscoordinator
    Ok. I know we hate vanities but I have just realized the biggest problem with why we can't win these primaries
  • Bernie Sanders Versus Citizens United

    04/11/2014 10:46:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Nation ^ | John Nichols
    Citizens United is not just the default reference for US Supreme Court decisions—including the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling—that have ushered in a new era of corporate dominance of American elections. It’s the name of the conservative group that encouraged Chief Justice John Roberts and the most activist Court majority in American history to tear the heart out of what were already weak campaign finance laws. Citizens United still exists as an activist group that produces documentaries—ACLU: At War with America, Border War: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration, Fire From the Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative...
  • Intolerable black men, &c. [Impromptus]

    02/24/2014 5:19:14 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross
    National Review ^ | 2/24/2014 | Jay Nordlinger
    There is something about the world that can’t stand an independent, conservative black man. Let me take an unpleasant walk down Memory Lane. I’m going to flick the scabs off a couple of wounds. (Nixon used to say this. Not very nice, I realize.) A white cartoonist once drew Justice Clarence Thomas as a puppet on Justice Antonin Scalia’s hand. Scalia articulated a legal opinion. Then the bubble-lipped, grinning Thomas puppet said, “Oh, yeah! Say what?” Another white cartoonist drew Condoleezza Rice as Prissy from Gone with the Wind. This was when Rice was national-security adviser, and there was drama...
  • Harvard Prof: Tea Party Not Going Anywhere, More Likely to Win

    12/30/2013 2:08:47 PM PST · by xzins · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Dec 2013 | Tony Lee
    A government and sociology professor at Harvard writes that the Tea Party is more likely than not to "win in the end" in an age when Americans are becoming more removed from Washington and distrusting the federal government and their elected officials. "Tea Party forces will still win in the end," Theda Skocpol writes, unless moderate Republicans can defeat them. Skocpol concedes that the Tea Party "will triumph just by hanging on long enough" as Americans are getting fed up by "our blatantly manipulated democracy and our permanently hobbled government." The article, "Why The Tea Party Isn't Going Anywhere," was...
  • Calling all independent-minded Americans to a first organizational convention!

    11/06/2013 4:41:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/5/2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    <p>America’s two-party system is broken. Some, myself included, believe it is broken beyond tinkering and repair.</p> <p>“Communist Party USA endorses Obama & Democrats for 2012,” August 4, 2011.</p> <p>“Democrat ad shows Romney supporters being beheaded,” Nov. 4, 2012.</p>

    03/12/2013 8:29:51 AM PDT · by TwoSue · 19 replies
    Bill Bolling [] ^ | 3/12/13 | Bill Bolling []
    BOLLING SAYS NO TO POSSIBLE INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR Lieutenant Governor cites financial, political and personal reasons for decision; pledges to continue working to build a better Virginia Richmond – Lieutenant Governor Bolling today released the following statement: “When I suspended my campaign for the Republican Party's nomination for Governor, I indicated that I wanted to be a more independent voice for Virginia, speaking out more objectively on the important issues facing our state. Over the past several months, I have done just that. I have sought to call Virginia to a higher purpose, focusing more on policy than politics...
  • Republican Collaborationists GO TO HELL

    01/04/2013 5:31:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Expect to be massacred in 2014, tools So the GOP old guard would like to ignore us? We can play that game, too... and any TEA Party patriot who can't see the Republican establishment's currently on an offensive to destroy constitutional conservatives' political power in this country -and have actually launched a war in alliance with the left- must have just fell off the turnip truck and hit their head (hard). RNC manipulation of the GOP presidential primary process last year -primarily character assassination of conservative candidates- lead to a weak nominee who didn't stand for much and wanted to run even less. This...
  • (Vanity) What do you all think about leaving the GOP?

    01/03/2013 8:56:56 PM PST · by ThunderSleeps · 95 replies
    Self | 1/3/13 | Thunder Sleeps
    I'm fed up with the GOP. Lackluster performance the last few years. First they somehow let a relative nobody with no real experience beat them in 2008. Then they limp through 4 years allowing him to grind the Country down. Then they run another unsuccessful campaign against a guy with absolutely nothing going for him. obama had nothing on his record for 4 years - nothing that was a positive. Yet the GOP managed to lose to him and his machine, again. Beating obama in 2012 should've been like shooting fish in a barrel. Now they (the GOP Congress critters)...
  • Independent Voters 1988-2008

    09/27/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    ropercenter ^ | 9/27/2012 | Self
    I posted this the other day. With the moderator's permission, I would like to post this again in order to focus attention on the importance of the independent vote in the upcoming election: In 1988 Independents voted for GHW Bush +14 over Dukakis. Bush won the election by +7 In 1992 Independents voted for Clinton +6 over GHW Bush. Clinton won the election by +6. 1n 1996 Independents voted for Clinton +7 over Dole. Clinton won the election by +8 In 2000, Independents voted for Bush +2 over Gore. Bush/Gore tied popular vote. In 2004 Independents voted for Kerry+2 over...
  • Who Could Possibly Be "Undecided?"

    09/26/2012 4:13:59 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 32 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-26-12 | J.D. Longstreet
    I don't get it. How could any sentient American, after nearly four years of the reign of Obama, be "undecided" just 5 weeks before the election? How is that even possible? I don't buy it. I think they have already decided and just want the attention. Maybe not. It smacks more of the MsM's drive to depress GOP voters and convince republicans to stay home on election day than it does of the truth. But then -- what is truth? In a country as plugged-in and wired as America, it just seems impossible for anyone to have as much information...
  • Obamney Alternative

    06/25/2012 10:02:21 AM PDT · by hawkins · 7 replies
    Mount Vernon News ^ | 6/25/2012 | Travis Main
    Mike Vargo teaches social studies (history and government) at Centerburg High School. And he’s running for president of the United States as an Independent. Vargo has been teaching social studies for 15 years so he has a good idea of how government functions, he has opinions, and now he’s learning what it takes to get on the ballot. Read more: Centerburg teacher Vargo running for president
  • Foes target Boehner/Lungren event in Woodside

    05/22/2012 7:37:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 5/22/12 | Josh Richman
    Liberal activists organized by CREDO SuperPAC are planning to protest outside a fundraiser that House Speaker John Boehner is holding Wednesday on Portola Road in Woodside with Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River. The event with Boehner, R-Ohio, costs up to $35,000 a plate or $5,000 for a photo opportunity, and is occurring just six miles from the Atherton home in which President Obama is scheduled to hold a $35,800-a-plate fundraiser at about the same time.CREDO SuperPAC says it has launched a campaign against Lungren with four full-time organizers and a Carmichael field office to mobilize local voters to defeat a...
  • Is Ron Paul Serious???

    04/26/2012 8:48:37 PM PDT · by publius321 · 36 replies ^ | April 27, 2012 | Scott Ryan
  • A Romney Nomination Means Independent Runs from BOTH Trump and Ron Paul? You Bet Your Sweet Bippy!!!

    01/12/2012 8:54:27 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 68 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 12, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    If you weren't an adult (or were living in a cave) in 1992, I'm here to tell you that any independent run on the Right that pulls over 2-3% means four more years of Obama... this election is way, way too close for us to allow anything like that to develop. (and some people wonder why I'm backing Newt). Yes, a dissed-n-pissed Trump is a serious potential problem we just don't need... but that's precisely what we're looking at now. He's already bolted the party, has an axe to grind, and can easily fund a substantial campaign. The Donald wouldn't...
  • Iowa governor Terry Branstad warns of Democratic caucus crashers (D's registering in R Primary)

    12/19/2011 9:03:18 AM PST · by mnehring · 45 replies
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad warned against Democratic caucus crashers who could try to influence the Iowa selection system as a way to nominate the weakest Republican candidate to face off against President Obama. “That’s been tried from time to time and you know what happened four years ago? A lot of independents and even some Republicans actually got involved and that actually helped Obama beat Hillary Clinton and guess what? They actually got Obama for president,” said Branstad, a Republican. “Now some of those people are having second thoughts about it.” Branstad made the comments today when asked about the...
  • "The Donald" to Moderate Debate; Expects to Endorse or Run as Independent

    12/03/2011 7:09:42 AM PST · by Son House · 34 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | December 02, 2011 | by Joy Lin
    "If I endorse somebody, I'm with that person," Trump said by phone in Florida. "But if somebody else gets in who I think is somebody that I don't think is appropriate for the job, I don't think could win, I don't think would well and would maybe not be a good president, and if the economy continues to be bad, I would run as an independent, yes. I don't want to do that, I love what I'm doing, and I'm doing it well, but if -- if -- those circumstances happen to happen, I would do that, yes." Newsmax, the...
  • Lingle joins U.S. Senate race (Hawaii)

    10/11/2011 3:41:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | October 11, 2011 | Derrick DePledge
    Former Gov. Linda Lingle announced today that she will enter the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Lingle, the first woman and the first Republican elected governor in four decades, will stress her chief executive experience in her campaign. She described governors as "very practical people because we had to get things done as governors." Lingle also said she would be an independent voice for Hawaii.
  • Palin to run as independent? 'Not out of the realm of possibility'

    10/10/2011 2:20:23 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 85 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/9/2011 | Drew Zahn
    A fellow tea-party candidate and Alaskan politician who drew Sarah Palin's endorsement in 2010 says it's not "out of the realm of possibility" that the former governor might still run for president in 2012 … as an independent. Read more: Palin to run as independent? 'Not out of the realm of possibility'
  • Palin to run as independent? 'Not out of the realm of possibility'

    10/09/2011 6:15:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 9, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    A fellow tea-party candidate and Alaskan politician who drew Sarah Palin's endorsement in 2010 says it's not "out of the realm of possibility" that the former governor might still run for president in 2012 … as an independent. Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller evaluated the chances Palin might run in a conversation with Aaron Klein during the host's "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" program on New York City's WABC Radio. When asked if Palin, who announced she would not seek the Republican nomination for president, might consider running as an independent, Miller replied, "You know, I think it's unlikely....
  • Trump: I’ll Run as Independent if GOP Screws Up

    08/09/2011 4:06:11 PM PDT · by clove · 46 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump appeared on WOR's Steve Malzberg show to evaluate the current GOP field.
  • Trump says he’d probably run as independent if he doesn’t win Republican nomination

    04/12/2011 6:44:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 177 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Gee, this seems so …. familiar: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO OF DONALD TRUMP's STATEMENT Donald Trump will “probably” run as an independent candidate for U.S. President in 2012 if he does not receive the Republican party’s nomination, he told the Wall Street Journal in a video interview on Monday. …“I am very conservative,” said Mr. Trump. “The concern is if I don’t win [the GOP primary] will I run as an independent, and I think the answer is probably yes.” Mr. Trump said he thought he “could possibly win as an independent,” adding, “I’m not doing it for...
  • More Americans See Tea Party Movement as Separate From GOP

    11/14/2010 1:15:40 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | Nov 14, 2010 | Bruce Drake
    Much of the speculation about the impact of tea party movement successes in the election has been over what role and influence the new lawmakers will have among Republicans, so it is interesting that most Americans -- although Republicans and Democrats disagree on the point -- see the tea party as separate from, rather than part of, the GOP, according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted Nov. 4-7. Forty-seven percent of the overall public sees the movement as separate from the GOP while 38 percent say it is part of it, with 16 percent undecided. Republicans see the movement...
  • The Rise of Middle-of-the-Road Radicals

    10/13/2010 7:53:03 AM PDT · by paudio · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | OCTOBER 12, 2010 | GERALD F. SEIB
    But the other big force is political independents—voters who have no particular allegiance to either party and who don't tend to have strong ideological leanings. These are the voters who drifted toward the Democrats in 2006, allowing them to take over control of the House from Republicans. Then they jumped firmly onto Barack Obama's bandwagon in 2008, ousting Republicans from the White House and making Mr. Obama the first Democrat to win a majority of the national vote since Jimmy Carter. Now they have turned again, and are pushing the system the other way. "For the third national election in...
  • Vanity, 2/6 of 435 districts where Republicans failed to recruit..I have done my Homework

    10/09/2010 1:08:24 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 4 replies
    J. J. S. (and various state sos offices) | Oct 9, 2010 | Myself
    In the vast majority of C.D.s this year the Republican Party (and Tea Party), and Conservative activists have done a wonderful job of recruiting at least 1 Republican candidate to stand in this year's Nov. 2010 Congressional elections. In a hand full of cases the Republicans either failed to Recruit anyone to stand for Congress, or somehow could not get on the ballot on the Republican line. I have done my homework on two of these races, and NOW any Republicans, Conservatives, disaffected Democrats and Independents living in these districts CAN STILL take party in this year's election FUN, and...
  • Will Mel Gibson Stump For Sestak?

    08/25/2010 2:31:00 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 9 replies
    Joe Sestak appeared at a CAIR fundraiser in 2007 and you could chalk it up to ignorance and Kumbaya-naivete that he didn't know that the group had been connected to Islamic extremism and terrorism by the FBI. Ignorance and naivete are not traits you'd hope to see in your congressman but they don't mean that he particularly wants to see any particular nation get wiped off of the map. Last week , Sestak brought in New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to endorse him. Bloomberg, a Tea-Party-hating Republican. has been unwavering in his support for Feisal Abdul Rauf's Victory Mosque near...
  • New York Independence Party endorses Andrew Cuomo

    05/25/2010 5:41:23 PM PDT · by Ostlandr · 6 replies · 299+ views
    YourNewsNow ^ | 5/25/2010 | Steve Ference
    TROY, N.Y. -- "I'm excited about this endorsement of the Executive Committee, and I'm looking forward to heading the ticket for the Independence Party," said Attorney General and now candidate for governor, Andrew Cuomo, who picked up the Independence Party leaders' unanimous endorsement. "Developing a broad coalition for this campaign, that I'm not going to run a hyper-partisan campaign," said Cuomo. "We think he is the Independent voice that will take New York out of this current crisis," said Frank MacKay, the Independence Party of America's National and NYS Chairman. The Executive Committee's support paves the way for the full...