• Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    After Losing Major Party Status, Can the Independence Party Save Itself?

    Minnesota Independence Party chairman Marc Jenkins had a rough Tuesday night. "Right now, looking on it, last night sucked," Jenkins told us from the Independence Party headquarters yesterday morning. Jenkins had just been dealt a bloodbath. For 20 years, his party -- the party of Gov. Jesse Ventu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    The Revolt of the Third Party Candidates

    Another week, another third-party candidate fighting to debate. Last week, it was the Independence Party's gubernatorial candidate, Hannah Nicollet, who said she was planning to sue Hamline University because it refused to let her into its October 19 debate. This time, the fight's over Green Party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Paula Overby, first transgender congressional candidate, leaves DFL in protest

    Last summer, Paula Overby told us about her plans to become the first transgender person to represent Minnesota in the U.S. House. She spoke of social justice and inclusion and made it known that the DFL best encompassed those ideals. But at the district convention, on April 26, she withdrew her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Republican Barb Davis White registers DFL to challenge Keith Ellison

    Image via FacebookDFLer Keith Ellison has a surprise primary challenger​You might think that Republican Barb Davis White would have taken the hint in 2008, when DFLer Keith Ellison drubbed her in the 5th District congressional race by 48 percentage points, that her right-wing routine wasn't p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Keith Ellison will face GOP-endorsed Joel Demos in November

    Courtesy Joel Demos for Congress​Is a clash of faiths taking shape in the 5th congressional district this fall, now that Pentecostal minister Joel Demos has won the Republican Party of Minnesota's endorsement to try and unseat DFLer Keith Ellison, the first and only Muslim ever elected to Cong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    The real Chris Stewart: a CP interview with the embattled school board member-elect

    It all happened too late for this week's print edition, but I've posted a web interview with Chris Stewart, the man at the center of the flap about the satiric Tammy Lee website that painted the IP candidate as a racist.

  • News

    November 15, 2006

    Fade to Blue

    Five or six things about last week's winners and losers

  • News

    July 5, 2006

    The Spoiler

    Consultant and candidate Hutchinson won't "shock the world"—but will he tip the race for gov?

  • News

    October 6, 2004

    Kiffmeyer Watch: A Cold Florida

    Will Mary Kiffmeyer leave Minnesota's election system looking worse than a hanging chad?

  • News

    November 13, 2002


    Was election day a death knell for the Green and Independence parties?

  • Books

    July 17, 2002

    Party On

    Without Ventura, the Independence Party may come of age

  • News

    March 6, 1996