The Kansas City Star: For something totally different, independent Craig O’Dear takes a run at the Senate

Most people who go into politics are at the outset assumed to have no chance of winning. How many beyond our current POTUS himself, and our current governor, Eric Greitens, himself, initially imagined that they’d be delivering a victory speech on Election Night in 2016?

VIDEO: Kansas City Star: Two Choices

The Kansas City Star: ‘9.0 earthquake’: Kansas, Missouri at epicenter as independents try to upend politics

Kansas City could be the epicenter of a national political earthquake in November if voters on either side of the state line decide to elect a political independent in a top race.

USA Today Op-Ed by Neal Simon and Craig O'Dear: We're so divided we're helping our enemies. Independents like us can fix this.

We can't expect anything to change without new competition to shake up our two-party system. Americans know it, and they want it.

Craig Speaks About the Issues of Violence and Gun Rights Facing Our Nation

Our nation is in a very difficult moment. People are divided. Answers to tough questions seem hard to come by. Especially surrounding guns in America. Over the years, I’ve gone to my small family farm when I need to think about tough issues. I did that this past weekend.

Media: February 16th

Take a look at some of the launch day media coverage of Craig's announcement and how we're poised to make history this year by sending him to the US Senate — make sure to share the news on Facebook.

Craig is in!

It's official — Craig O'Dear is a candidate for U.S. Senate!

Craig O'Dear Announces Senatorial Exploratory Committee

Today we announce an exploratory committee to consider a campaign to represent all Missourians in the United States Senate.

Another Independent Considers 2018 Senate Run

2018 is looking like it could be a big year for the independent candidate. In Potomac, Washington, Neal Simon has announced he is exploring an independent run for the U.S. Senate in 2018.

We Need a Revolution of Unity

Whatever your views on the tax bill, Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones or the Trump Presidency, the last few weeks should trouble you if you love our country. Partisan pundits from each of the two warring factions have declared victory or stunning, breathless defeat, depending on the outcome for their team. These three recent flashpoints demonstrate for me yet again the dangerous and unhealthy times we are in. Each of these represents clearly the deep divides that drive our politics right now. It worries me. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Craig O'Dear for U.S. Senate