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Look to Independence Party for leadership in state

There is a need for a third party and for independent candidates. With Congress now polling at 13 percent, it seems the majority of you agree. I have encouraged people to look at the Independence Party for leadership in our state government. Did you know that the IP is a state only party and not part of a national party?

For those of you who can't see the IP being your choice, either because it's a state only party or because of Governor Ventura, I encourage you to look at the fastest growing party in America. The Modern Whig Party is that national centrist party you are looking for. Fiscally conservative, reform the tax code, simplify the government, support our vets, and no bickering, this is the national party for you. The first territorial Governor of Minnesota, Alexander Ramsey, was a Whig.

In 2006, vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan restarted this national party. They felt that the two major parties were not taking care of their needs and that of their families. This party is attracting moderates for both parties and true independents. The Modern Whig Party just organized in Minnesota and is called the Whig Party.

If your party has taken a turn to the far right or far left and is no longer a political home for you, look at the Modern Whig Party. This is your option nationally to thetwo major parties that have got us into this budget mess. It's time for a true change in government and this national centrist party can give that to you. -- Michael Burger, Former Director IP-MN, Mankato