Minnesota Independence Party endorses…

by Lisa Zehner

Nobody, because none of the presidential candidates matched up to the party’s positions, the Associated Press reports.


The party heard presentations from reps of Republican John McCain, Libertarian, Constitution and Green party candidates and independent Ralph Nader. Democrat Barack Obama’s campaign decided not to participate in the process earlier, the AP reports.


But on Saturday, Chairman Craig Swaggert said that 70 delegates and 30 observers decided against endorsing any of the candidates who participated, which could have potentially helped whomever won the party’s favor.


The Independence Party’s U.S. Senate candidate Dean Barkley has been doing well in polls. According to a recent Star Tribune poll, Barkley was picked by 18 percent of likely voters.