An independent candidate is one who runs for office with no formal party affiliation. Candidates who received, or ran for, the presidential nomination of a political party other than that of the two major parties in the 2008 presidential election, as well those who ran as independents, are listed below.
In some cases it is easier for party nominees to gain ballot access than for independent candidates, so Ralph Nader's independent campaign is associated with parties (pre-existing or newly formed) in some states: PF is the Peace and Freedom Party, NLP is the Natural Law Party, IEP is the Independent-Ecology Party, and IP is the Independent Party.
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Jul 16, 2019 · FairVote’s co-founder John B. Anderson started the year as a Republican candidate who had served in Congress for 20 years. After Ronald Reagan gained the upper hand in the nomination, Anderson left the party to run as an independent to uphold his tradition as a “Rockefeller Republican.”. Early on he polled over 20 percent and secured a ...
- Ross Perot. Billionaire Texan Ross Perot won a startling 19% of the popular vote in the 1992 presidential election in what many believed was the beginning of a third party in American politics.
- Ralph Nader. Consumer and environmental advocate Ralph Nader won nearly 3% of the popular vote in the close 2000 presidential election. Many observers, primarily Democrats, blame Nader for costing Vice President Al Gore the election against Republican nominee George W. Bush.
- John B. Anderson. Anderson's name is one few Americans remember. But he won nearly 7% of the popular vote in the 1980 presidential election won by Republican Ronald Reagan, who pushed Democrat Jimmy Carter out of the White House after one term.
- George Wallace. In 1968 Wallace won 14% of the popular vote. Republican Richard Nixon defeated Democrat Hubert Humphrey in that election, but Wallace's showing was impressive for an American Independent candidate.
This article contains lists of official third party and independent candidates associated with the 2012 United States presidential election. "Third party" is a term commonly used in the United States to refer to political parties other than the two major parties, the Democratic Party and Republican Party.
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