In my mind, the minor parties (Independence Party, Conservative Party, etc.) are nothing more than patronage mills. We have no use for them, since they seldom run their own candidates; they merely endorse major party candidates in exchange for ... well, you tell me. WNYMedia.net reveals that the Independence Party is 2 months late filing its financial disclosure. They have 10 days to comply. If they endorse dems and repubs, how independent can they possibly be?