'No Party Preference' is New Political Flavor in California Elections

36 candidates with "no party preference" are running for state and federal office in California this year, the first time the option is available for primary candidates. No-party-preference candidates make up just a fraction of the more than 500 people running for state and federal office on the June ballot. But some observers say a win – or even a good show – by no-party-preference candidates could pave the way for more independents to run for elected office in California.
April 23, 2012
 

36 candidates with "no party preference" are running for state and federal office in California this year, the first time the option is available for primary candidates. No-party-preference candidates make up just a fraction of the more than 500 people running for state and federal office on the June ballot. But some observers say a win – or even a good show – by no-party-preference candidates could pave the way for more independents to run for elected office in California.

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