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Governor-Elect Walker Begins Transition Process in Alaska

Governor-Elect Walker Begins Transition Process in Alaska

Alaska governor Sean Parnell has officially conceded defeat to Independent challenger Bill Walker, concluding that there are not enough uncounted or disputed ballots to change the outcome of the election. A count on Friday showed Walker with a lead of 4,634 votes over Parnell, with […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Greg Orman

VIDEO: Watch Greg Orman’s Concession Speech in Kansas

Despite polling numbers that showed him leading incumbent Senator Pat Roberts in Kansas, independent Greg Orman fell short by about 10 points when all the voters came in. “What has been, for us, the greatest of surprises is how wonderful our friends, and people we’ve […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Pressler Thanks Supporters, Blasts Outside Groups

Pressler Thanks Supporters, Blasts Outside Groups

Following his third place finish last night, capturing only about 17% of the vote, former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler has issued the following statement: We have lost the election. I have called Governor Rounds and congratulated him. I have also called Rick Weiland and Gordon […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Independent State Senator Re-Elected in Alabama

Independent State Senator Re-Elected in Alabama

Harri Anne Smith, Alabama’s lone Independent legislator, secured another four years in the Alabama Senate on Tuesday. She survived her most formidable challenge to date, beating back Republican Melinda McClendon by a vote of 17,769 to 16,085, or 52.49 percent to 47.51. Smith’s victory is […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
A Few Bright Spots for Libertarians in Yesterday’s Election Results

A Few Bright Spots for Libertarians in Yesterday’s Election Results

The Libertarian Party didn’t fare particularly well in most races yesterday.  Rather than being a breakout year for alternative parties, voters made this a big wave year for Republicans.  The GOP seemed to win all of the races they were favored in, and a few […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Larry Pressler’s Facebook Manager Shares Campaign Memories

Larry Pressler’s Facebook Manager Shares Campaign Memories

Mike Doan, a retired journalist turned “political operative” posted the following item on Larry Pressler’s facebook page earlier today. Doan was the volunteer tasked with running the independent’s social media operation… ————————————————————– He came to my Kiplinger retirement party. He came to one of my […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Eight Parties Qualify for Ballot Lines in New York State

Eight Parties Qualify for Ballot Lines in New York State

The results from yesterday’s governor’s race in New York were never really in doubt, incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo seemed like a lock from the very start.  The big question was how well would some of the state’s minor parties fare?  Today, we think we have […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Rhode Island’s Independent State Senator Re-Elected

Rhode Island’s Independent State Senator Re-Elected

The lone independent in the Rhode Island State Senate, Edward O’Neill, has won re-election tonight with 6,106 votes or about 62%. He defeated Democratic challenger Keven McKenna. O’Neill was first elected to the Rhode Island Senate back in 2008 and has now been re-elected three […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Oregon Voters: No to Top Two, Yes to Legal Weed

Oregon Voters: No to Top Two, Yes to Legal Weed

Oregon voters appear to have overwhelmingly rejected Measure 90, which would have instituted the “top two” primary system. Early returns showed approximately two-thirds of Oregon voters giving the measure a big thumbs down.  Had the measure passed, it would have eliminated the state’s Democratic and […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Independent Wins Upset Victory to Rhode Island State Assembly

Independent Wins Upset Victory to Rhode Island State Assembly

Blake Filippi, a progressive attorney and independent candidate for Rhode Island state assembly, has won a monumental upset victory against incumbent Representative Donna Walsh. According to the Rhode Island Board of Elections, Filippi has won 60% to Walsh’s 40% with all precincts reporting in the […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 2 comments ·