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"Politics is Always Part of the Equation" - Having noted his family concerns, no decision is ever made in Washington, that doesn't have a political element to it. Forget about his battles ... As I've pointed our often in this column, Democrats have a huge disadvantage in the U.S. Senate. They are defending ...
At any rate, it's always good to see a serious, substantive independent candidate for a major office in Maine. Too often, voters feel trapped between two bad choices with the two major parties. If having a third-party or independent candidate on the ballot lets voters choose the best candidate, rather than ...

In conclusion, for us to address the quandary that independent candidates find themselves in, there is need to address the challenges that political parties face. It is necessary that we conduct exercises that enable us to redefine the polity that Zimbabwe needs; ndiro basa redu (that is our responsibility).
In Oregon, the reforms we are calling for build upon work done by other independent movements and are intended to allow us to build a broad coalition, one that ... Yet voter frustration with the political system and the independent revolution it is fueling have not produced many independent candidates.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey first offered the idea in the Senate a decade ago and has reintroduced it without success in every session since. On Wednesday, Smucker and Columbia Mayor Leo Lutz testified about it in a House subcommittee hearing about the bill and similar measures for other states. Politics
I'm not going to pretend that this polling means an independent candidate would sweep the field in one of history's great political revolutions, but it ... For those of us who care about the future of this nation, a strong independent campaign could have serious revolutionary benefits to our political framework.

The decision applies to the Democratic primary, since that party changed its rules to embrace independent candidates. The state, in court filings, contends that if a party nominee doesn't have to identify with their nominating party, the system used by the state to regulate political party status and ballot ...
The decision applies to the Democratic primary, since that party changed its rules to embrace independent candidates. So far, at least one candidate plans to run as an independent in the Democratic primary: Alyse Galvin, in the U.S. House race. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
The decision only applies to the Democratic primary, since that party changed its rules to embrace independent candidates. ... party, the system used by the state to regulate political party status and ballot access "will cease to make sense, party labels will be uninformative, and parties will lose coherence.
Recently, I set out to tell my fellow classmates the imposing threat Russia poses to our national security. But, while sifting through article after article, I came face to face with what has been a steadily growing problem in United States politics, which is division. Now, I am aware that there has been political ...
... Nameless Dancers; Soothe, Balti and Thannoid by Blue Dot Sessions. Jim McLean is managing director of the Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KCUR, Kansas Public Radio, KMUW and High Plains Public Radio covering health, education and politics. You can reach him on Twitter @jmcleanks.
Political Scene: Some gubernatorial candidates to seek public matching funds ... Potential independent candidate Matt Brown said yes. ... Public matching funds are a good campaign finance measure that accomplishes two things: 1) limits money in politics and 2) reduces the time candidates spend raising ...
The goal is to raise awareness of not just the problems that contribute to an unhealthy political ecosystem in the US, but the ongoing efforts to fix them. ... Unite America (formerly the Centrist Project) recently launched with the first national slate of independent candidates for governor and US Senate.
“Both the major political parties have turned a deaf ear to our problems in the state as minimal work in education, health and other basic amenities have been carried out in Jhabua, Dhar, Alirajpur, Barwani, Khargone, Khandwa and other tribal-dominated areas,” national patron of JAYS, Dr Hiralal Alawa ...
One day after federal courts declined to block the new congressional map from taking effect, a Republican state representative introduced resolutions to impeach the four Democrats on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court who ruled to impose the map in time for the May 15 primary. Rep. Cris Dush, of Jefferson ...
A spokesman for the Illinois Republican Party said those dollars would be used to support an independent candidate in the November general election. ... The main political battle in the district this year has been a Democratic primary between Representative Lipinski and a progressive challenger, Marie ...
Florida's governor has ordered a statue of a Confederate general at the U.S. Capitol to be removed and replaced with one of an African-American woman. Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill (SB 472) making that step official Monday. View Full Story From the Associated Press ...

Marichuy was elected as spokeswoman for the indigenous communities of Mexico, embarking on a campaign to run as an independent candidate in the July 2018 general elections, on the 16th of October 2016. This is the first time independent candidates have been allowed to run for office in the country, ...
National organization will target Colorado Senate District 15 for independent candidate recruitment ... a division of the nationwide nonprofit Unite America, announced Thursday it plans to put special effort into recruiting independent candidates to run this year for the District 15 seat in the Colorado Senate.
The fact is, America's political system is constantly evolving and changing. And change — big change — is coming again. The American people are sick and tired of the gridlock, special interests, big money, extremists, dysfunction and destructive partisan warfare that dominate our politics today. America is ...
According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, the U.S. political system is based on a plurality system, meaning winner-takes-all. Therefore, it is in the best interest of a political party to have the widest base as possible, and since our politics are based on a left-right spectrum, our two major political parties are ...
Yet, as the most powerful rocket known to man soared into space, our political leaders back here on Earth could barely reach agreement to keep the lights ... and innovation, and a new startup — Unite America — is ready to bring it by recruiting and electing common-sense, independent candidates to office.
Benjamin Krueske, an independent candidate, said he is running a low-budget, community-run campaign and is hoping to address issues with local tax policy, school funding and a mental ... "We have progressed out of the days when you have to be a millionaire to get into politics," said Krueske, 24.
Within that generally Republican atmosphere, though, are some indications that Missouri's voters are less partisan than its political leaders. Though Trump won big here, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., in the same election, was narrowly re-elected against Democratic challenger Jason Kander, by a less-than 3 ...
“It doesn't automatically mean we're going to become a multiparty state,” said Michael G. Hagen, a political science professor at Temple University. That's because getting on the ballot is just one problem for third parties and independent candidates. “The status quo is hard to change, even if the rules ...
Some independent political candidates are uniting to give themselves something party candidates get from their national organization: support and structure ... Weingart, associate director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, noted "it's rarely a rational decision to vote for an independent candidate.
On Friday, we reached out to both candidates, Democratic nominee Paul Fehler and Independent candidate Annie Rice, to ask them the same questions. We requested their answers by Monday morning. Rice responded in detail (as reported in this week's Political EYE); Fehler ignored us.
Looking at the current political developments in the country, one would agree that Zimbabwe is ripe for economic development. The 2018 ... It was a historic event for us who were born after the country attained independence in 1980. We have seen many ... He won as an independent candidate. Everyone ...
According to Represent.us's political director, Dan Krassner, more than 2 million voters have signed petitions to get ballot access for reform initiatives in Utah, ... who showed how the “political-industrial business” delivers dysfunction and division to its ostensible consumers, the citizenry of the United States.
Independent candidate Neal Simon announces his bid for the U.S. Senate, challenging incumbent Sen. ... has recently formed a political action committee and is in the process of identifying independent candidates throughout the country who are either running for U.S. Senate or in gubernatorial races.
The Illinois Board of Elections requires independent candidates to file for candidacy by June, and requires write-in candidates to register with the state 61 ... candidate once the primary is over, including declaring a write-in candidate or registering an independent candidate on the general election ballot.
“I look around and see a bunch of other ships in the water, rowing in the same direction,” said Charlie Wheelan, a Dartmouth College political scientist who ... The anti-partisan groups acknowledge they're fighting powerful trends but say the alternative is accepting that U.S. politics will just get worse.
DENVER (AP) — In a Denver co-working space between a brewpub and a shop serving the Hawaiian raw fish salad called poke, independent candidates and possible contenders for U.S. Senate and governorships recently plotted how to pry loose Republicans' and Democrats' grip on U.S. politics.
In state House District 67, John Wesley Dawson has picked up papers for a possible run as an independent candidate on Aug. 2. In state House ... The coming year marks the first time in Montgomery County history that the two leading political parties will hold primaries for local county races simultaneously.
His words: “As it stands today, 80 more groups are seeking registration as political parties. We will continue to register them until the time scheduled by the Electoral Act for us to stop.” It is true the law allows people to form political associations and if they meet INEC's condition are registered as political ...
Independent candidate Nick Thomas is optimistic about his chances in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District, and the timing of his candidacy may be just right. ... “He is an Eagle Scout, a member of U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a Rotarian, a Freemason, a Semester at Sea alumni, a 2015 Shafik Gabr ...
At a time when many voters are turned off by the highly partisan nature of the current political scene, Griebel and Frank could provide an attractive alternative. Griebel knows business and politics. He recently retired as director of the MetroHartford (business) Alliance. In 2010, he sought the Republican ...
New England is home to the country's two independent U.S. senators, and in independent-minded Maine unenrolled voters make up the largest electoral ... But Higgins said he hoped his fellow independents can help lawmakers avoid the political battles that led to this year's three-day state government ...
Krist, a former Republican, changed his political affiliation last year to nonpartisan to mount an independent challenge to Gov. Pete Ricketts, the Republican incumbent. Because of the high signature threshold for independents, Krist said he likely will create his own party, which would require about 5,700 ...
The group, which just this month launched a Northeast Florida chapter, aims to elect into office independent candidates “who can break through political gridlock and serve as a voice for all those in the sensible center,” according to the group's website. St. Johns County resident Perry Waag is the leader of ...
They each got on the ballot as independent candidates in the November general election—Perot twice for president, and Friedman and Strayhorn as candidates for governor. None won, but they were on the ballot and votes for them got counted. This year, “Will Rap 4 Weed” and sixty-nine other people ...
It's hard to say yes when observing the "My party is better than your party" back and forth that some people go through online when talking about politics. Just a marathon of violent verbiage trickling from bloodlusted fingertips seeking to win by sending the souls of those who disagree with them into internet ...
Independent candidate pair Ichsan-Andi ready to contest in South Sulawesi election ... “We chose to run as an independent candidate pair in anticipation of the uncertain political climate and to make it easier for us to do what is right for the people,” said Ichsan, who served Gowa regency for two terms.
He pointed to the re-election of Nancy Pelosi as leader of the U.S. House Democrats despite a record of political failure. ... But that assumes independent candidates can overcome historical headwinds and get elected. ... Bill Walker, and said they expect a field of new independent candidates in 2018.
I've spoken with many of our neighbors who, like us, are looking for a break from the kind of political tribalism you experienced on the campaign trail. That's what we – the moderate ... Nick Thomas is the Independent candidate running to represent Colorado's 2nd Congressional District. As a traditional and ...
As things fall apart, to bastardize W.B. Yeats, two veteran lawmakers hope to rekindle the vital center in American politics. Chris Vance, a former Republican state party chair and King County Council member, and former U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, a Democrat, announced on Thursday the launch of Washington ...
Speaking of his work on the Ethics Commission, Suggs said, “It taught me that I had no desire to run for political office, which is kind of ironic.” While living in Los Angeles, Suggs met his future wife, Sharon, at a community organizing event, but she lived in New York City, and one of them would have to ...
While the original lawsuit came about when Independent U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock wanted to run on the Democratic primary ticket, Parmley says the issue goes beyond one race. “It's really not about a particular race," he said. "We feel it's good for us and good for the state up and down the ...
For the first time in the country's recent history, independent candidates without a party affiliation are allowed to participate. It's an innovation some observers say is badly needed, as Mexico's traditional political parties have been deeply discredited by corruption scandals and cronyism. Others, however ...
Yet some of the most prominent independent candidates who will compete to succeed President Enrique Pena Nieto have strong links to mainstream Mexican politics, so their success will depend on their ability to distance themselves from the existing political machinery and directly engage with a diverse ...


 

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