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Independence Party of Minnesota



Dear Citizens;

     I want to express my appreciation to the thousands of citizens in our district who voted for me on Nov 4th. We obtained 5% of the vote which is the highest vote total ever achieved by an independent candidate in our district. It demonstrates a growing awareness that the interests of the people are no longer served by the priorities of our two major parties.

     I would love to share with each of you the challenges I have faced and the things I have learned over the past two years preparing for this election. I have heard the concerns of our citizens and I have felt their frustration. We have challenged a political process that seeks to control the discussion and exclude the independent voice. We have faced the same duopoly in the media. We have been criticized for our lack of political pragmatism but it is precisely that political pragmatism that we challenge. An independent candidate must choose a new paradigm to truly be the voice of the people. Our sophistication has evolved. We are building relationships based on trust. We have identified strategic pathways and we have laid our foundation.

     Our values have not been drawn by the consent of victory. Our promise is immutable. “the power of a great campaign is not in who wins and who loses. The power of a great campaign is in the message we create and the impact we have on our culture. That's how we win.”

     5% is a significant impact, a foundation on which to build a renewed faith in government


Thank you,


Paula M Overby, changing the dialogue of American politics




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    Flip a Coin



         Bill Maher has focused national attention on Minnesota's Second district with an aggressive assault against our current house representative. There is a presumption that if a Republican is the problem then a Democrat must be the solution but problems in Washington run much deeper than that. Red or Blue, Washington is about Wall Street, focused on wealth and profits. That's good for a few wealthy investors but has not produced economic prosperity for the general population. For decades we have seen our local economies consumed by Corporate operations with declining wages and jobs disappearing overseas. Millennials know that they are not expected to do as well at their parents. That's not right.


         In 2014, citizens of Minnesota's Second Congressional District have an opportunity to make a real difference at the polls. Paula Overby is a clear alternative to the political paralysis and polarization of a two party system that has failed to adapt to changing demographics, technology, and economic globalization. 


         Paula Overby stands for government of the people, open government, and restoring local community development and investment that promotes economic sustainability. Paula Overby stands for Personal Freedoms and Civil Liberties, opposing the massive global arms buildup, the costly and violent war on drugs, and our failed military engagements in the Middle East. Social engineering is not the role for congress and government prohibitions are not a solution to complex social issues.


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    Party Values



    Some say that I can not win. Others say that I already have. To believe in the impossible is the determination to make it so. Shall we believe that the failure of our two party system, and the gridlock will be resolved by a one party system. The benefit of course being that we won't have to bother with elections anymore

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