Constitution Party of Minnesota
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|Constitution Party of Minnesota|
|National affiliation||Constitution Party|
|Colors||Red, white, and blue|
|House of Representatives|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Politics of Minnesota
The Constitution Party of Minnesota is a paleoconservative political party in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is affiliated with the right-wing United States Constitution Party. The party supports what it considers to be strict adherence to the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Minnesota Constitution. The party takes very conservative stances on social and fiscal issues.
As an affiliate of the Constitution Party, the Constitution Party of Minnesota supports the platform of the United States Constitution Party. This is reflected as an opening affiliation statement of the Constitution Party of Minnesota platform.
- 1992 - Howard Phillips and Albion Knight, Jr.
- 1996 - Howard Phillips and Herb Titus
- 2000 - Howard Phillips and Curtis Frazier
- 2004 - Michael Peroutka and Chuck Baldwin
- 2008 - Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle
- 2012 - Virgil Goode and Jim Clymer
Endorsed state candidates
- David Swan, US Senate;
- Dennis Burda, Congress (District 2)
- Arne Niska, Congress (District 3)
- Nicholas Skrivanek, Congress (District 4)
- Renee Lavoi, Congress (District 5)
- Ralph Hubbard, Congress (District 6)
- Owen Sivertson, Congress (District 7)
- Davy "Diesel Dave" Jones, Minnesota Senate (District 7)
- Bruce Freiberg, Minnesota Senate (District 19)
- Fred Callens, Minnesota Senate (District 21)
- Dick Kimbler, Minnesota Senate (District 50)
- Phillip Jarman, Minnesota House of Representatives (District 20A)
- Joseph Jestus, Minnesota House of Representatives (District 39B)
- Daniel Roy Bloomquist, Minnesota House of Representatives (District 45B)
- Gene Waldorf, Congress (District 7)
- Richard (George) Burton, Congress (District 8)
- Stephen Park, Minnesota Senate (District 12)
- Rae Hart Anderson, Minnesota Senate (District 50 - Independent)
- Paul Bergley, Minnesota House of Representatives (District 17A)
- Bruce Johnson, Minnesota House of Representatives (District 40A)
- Harley Swarm, Minnesota House of Representatives (District 49B)
- Greg Wersal, MN Supreme Court
- Tim Tingelstad, MN Supreme Court
- Dan Griffith, MN Court of Appeals
- Tamara Houle, clerk for Paxton Township, Minnesota
- Marcia Stromgren, Normanna Township Supervisor and Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor for St. Louis County, Minnesota
- Jeff Thompson, Mayor of Paynesville, Minnesota
Minnesota Law requires “minor party” candidates wishing to have their name placed on the general election ballot to obtain nominating petition signatures. The number of signatures required depends on the office being sought.
- U.S. Senator: 2,000 signatures
- State Office voted on Statewide (including Presidential Electors): 2,000 signatures
- U.S. Congressional Office: 1,000 signatures
- County or legislative office: 500 signatures
The signatures must be obtained and the nominating petitions must be filed during the filing period which is generally about two week’s time.
Currently the only political parties designated with “major party” status are the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Independence Party of Minnesota and the Republican Party of Minnesota. All others must follow the above mentioned ballot access requirements.
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