‘Running Independent:’ Film Crew Takes Closer Look at Outsider Politics – Spectrum News

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Election season may be over, but some are still taking a closer
look at the political process. A film crew followed a former 22nd
Congressional District candidate on the campaign trail, and the end
result is a series called “Running Independent.” The
producers share their motivation and findings with Reporter Melissa Krull.

 

According
to Martin Babinec, when he ran as an independent, it was like starting
from scratch.

“So
this is very difficult,” said Babinec. “To begin with zero
organizations, zero volunteers, and then say, ‘we gotta reach 490,000
voters.’ This is a big district. We don’t have a lot of time.”

Babinec
is a former candidate in the 22nd Congressional District race. 

“I
was curious,” film producer Ander Kazmerski said. “There was
a guy from Little Falls, my hometown, running as an Independent. I had
a family member who was…

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