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Minnesota's Independence Party will not Endorse a Presidential Nominee

Minnesota’s Independence Party voted Saturday not to endorse a presidential candidate for the 2008 election.

The 70 delegates and 30 observers decided that none of the nominees entirely matched the party’s positions, state IP Chairman Craig Swaggert said according to the Star Tribune.

The party considered nominees from the Republican, Libertarian and Green parties, WCCO reported.

The Pioneer Press suggested that endorsing Republican nominee John McCain might have weakened Democratic voters’ appeal to the IP’s Senate candidate Dean Barkley.

Presidential nominee Barack Obama “shunned� the IP because he only wanted to be endorsed by the Democratic Party, Swaggert told the Pioneer Press.