Live blog: Minnesota Independence Party waits for results

Courtney Sinner

Third Congressional District candidate David Dillon speaks at the Independence Party of Minnesota Election Night Party on Tuesday.
TARA SLOANE, DAILY

9:59 p.m.: Independence election party pretty empty — 25 people left. 9:50 p.m.: Independence Party watching a Law and Order commercial. Jesse Ventura is here sans feather boa.

Independence Party candidate Dean Barkley speaks Tuesday night.
TARA SLOANE, DAILY

9:14 p.m.: Dean Barkley just spoke, not conceding, said Independence Party will win governor’s office in 2010. 8:20 p.m.: The party started off slow with about 30 people, but there are now about 70. Still kind of quiet, but seems to be picking up.