Minnesota: Independence Party Is Backing Sarvi for House
Iraq War veteran Steve Sarvi (D) won the endorsement from his districts Independence Party in his bid against Rep. John Kline (R), according to a release from the Democrats campaign.
Independence Party district Chairman Marian Brown said in a statement that the party endorses a candidate from another party if it does not already have a candidate in the race and if the candidate agrees with at least 75 percent of the party platform. While Sarvi wont appear on the ballot on the Independence Party line, the party will not run a candidate in the race.
As I have gotten to know the members of the Independence Party, it has become clear to me that if anyone wants a change in course, its them, Sarvi said.
Sarvi is waging an uphill battle against Kline, who has served three terms. The district leans Republican.