The Independence Party of Minnesota holds its state convention Saturday in St. Paul.
Highlights include speeches by former Rep. Tim Penny and a keynote by Greg Orman, a Minnesota native who got 43 percent of the vote last year when he ran as an independent for U.S. Senate in Kansas.
The party lost major party status in Minnesota when it didn’t get 5 percent of the vote in the 2014 election.
Penny, who ran for governor under the Independence Party banner in 2002, had served in Congress from 1983-95 as a DFLer.
The Saturday convention starts at 10 a.m. at Metro State University’s Ecolab Community Room. Delegates will consider proposed changes to the party’s constitution and elect officers. State Party Chair Mark Jenkins is not seeking reelection to a third term.
Penny is scheduled to speak at 10:30 a.m., Orman’s keynote speech is at 11:30 a.m. and there will be a presentation on ranked choice voting at 1:30 p.m.