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Nearly 40% of voters now consider themselves politically independent, the highest ever in our country’s history. With the economy struggling, congressional approval at record low, and unfavorable ratings of both parties higher than ever, independents will likely challenge incumbents from both the left and the right. This section will follow whether those challenges will prove successful.
The Berman Sherman debate was held on October 11 at Pierce College as part of their Politics at Pierce series. The conversation turned sour when the candidates’ attempts to out-Democrat each other quickly dissolved into a near-physical altercation.
“Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks is woefully underfunded compared to her main competitors in California’s 26th District primary. An independent, she doesn’t have a party apparatus or a natural donor base to.
Texans head to the polls today for semi-open primary elections. Politico highlights intriguing races, given redistricting and an expanded Congressional delegation. Make sure also to check out a recent Independent.