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Qualifying Week: Number of NPA candidates surging in 2010

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The number of independent candidates running for statewide office is soaring. So far 27 people have announced their intentions to run as an independent for Congress, state Cabinet or the Governor’s Mansion. Just four years ago, only 11 people ran for statewide office with no party affiliation. As Whitney Ray reports, the surge in independent candidates may be a symptom of the growing distaste for incumbent candidates. State qualifying began Monday, and the first two candidates through the door were…

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