Current IP Highlights

Op-Ed Commentary Response: Vote for the Candidates You Support

Recently, an op-ed writer wrote of third parties as spoilers. IP State Chair Phil Fuehrer has written a response encouraging people to vote for the candidates they support.

What do you get when you vote for alternative candidates? You get more voices in the system, more choices at the ballot box and a better chance at a truly responsive and representative government.

The IP "In the News"

Your Independence Party and IP Candidates in the news:

2018 Endorsed IP Candidates

The Independence Party has two endorsed candidates on the November ballot:

William Denney is running state wide for Secretary of State.  A vote for Denney will help return the IP to major party status allowing us to offer Minnesota more quality choices at the ballot box.  Learn more about William Denney for Secretary of State at his website.  Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

Ray “Skip” Sandman is running for U.S. Congress in the Eight Congressional District.  This is an open seat after incumbent Rick Nolan announced his retirement. Skip is running on protecting the state’s waters and is the only opponent of the PolyMet copper-sulfide mine proposal.  Follow him on Facebook.


IP Cross-Endorsed Candidates for November

Earlier this year the IP decided to once again allow the possibility of cross-endorsements.  For November’s elections you will see Jerry Trooien and Steve Elkins on the ballot for U.S. Senate Special and State House of Representatives District 49B, respectively.

Additionally, Brian Abrahamson lost his primary in 22A by only 189 votes and has decided to continue his run as a write-in candidate.

SOS Candidate William Denney posts Video Ads

Our Secretary of State Candidate, William Denney, has filmed and posted two TV video ads.

The first is a :30 ad titled Humpty , “…All the Democrats’ horses and all the Republicans’ men are not going to be able to put Humpty back together again…”

The other is a 1-minute ad titled Statesmanship, “…We’re all Americans, we’re  all Minnesotans, and we all have something to offer…”

Check them out and share widely!!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events of interest:

  • General Election, Tuesday, November 6
  • State Executive Committee Meeting, Sunday, November 11

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In 1992, a group of Minnesota citizens established a brand new political party—the Independence Party. These bold, visionary citizens were not part of the political elite, captains of industry, or members of the idle rich looking to fill some time. They were ordinary citizens whose disgust with constant budget deficits, big money special interest influence, and extreme ideological dominance forced them to action.

Twenty five year later those same frustrations have only grown worse.  The Independence Party continues its work to solving the issues and giving Minnesotans a true voice.


Our philosophy is that the only wasted vote is the one cast for something you don’t want. If you’re voting the “lesser of two evils” then you’re wasting your vote.  Vote your conscience and it’s never a wasted vote.

We’ve always stood for government and election/campaign finance reform. We still do. There was a time when it was fair to say we didn’t stand for a whole lot more. That has changed. We’ve put flesh to bone and now cover more than 10 broad topic areas with both overarching philosophies in those areas as well as directly related planks.  At your leisure please read more about our principles and our platform.

We are always looking for potential candidates – from city council or park board to U.S. Senate.  Contact us and we’ll talk about what your best “fit” might be.


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