Despite being elected as a member of the Independence party, Kiscaden still caucused with the Republicans until they publicly separated from her. She was invited to join the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party caucus, which she did, though she did not formally join that party until January 2006.
In January 2006, Kiscaden became a candidate for Lieutenant Governor with DFLer Kelly Doran in his bid for governor. He dropped out of that race after only a couple of months. Kiscaden had endorsed another member of the DFL to succeed her in the legislature. Her most recent term in the State Senate ended in January 2007.