A quartet of independent candidates on the ballot this November in Oregon and Washington state will test voter appetites for a centrist “third way.” They are experienced contenders running for state Senate seats, Oregon governor and Washington secretary of state. Unaffiliated candidates are popping up around the nation too, with a common theme of being fed up with a divisive two-party system.
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- Kevin Barton – Interview and thoughts on nonpartisan candidates
- People Over Party – Video
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- Independent Candidates Test How Fed-Up Voters Are With Both Parties – OPB