More Independents And More Women Running For Office

The 2018 midterms could be the year of the woman and possibly the independent as well - especially in Colorado.

On an early evening in Colorado Springs, as the summer monsoons have just let up, Maile Foster and a small pack of volunteers head out to knock on doors.

A door opens and Foster explains to an older man that she’s not affiliated with any political party.

“So that means I really can bridge the partisan divide and start getting things done,” she said. 

Foster has just finished gathering the several hundred signatures she needs to be on the November ballot as an independent candidate for the state legislature. Those signatures still need to be approved as valid, but Foster said she’s already in what she calls the “persuasion” phase of her campaign.

She asks the man at the door what she can do to earn his support. He says he’ll just have to look at where everybody stands on the issues.  

 

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  • Ali Budner