Sunday, April 23, 2006

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES


Sunday, April 23, 2006
NEW YORK CITY
* Queens Councilman Avella will not seek Assembly seat (Times Ledger)
NEW YORK UPSTATE
* Assemblyman Gianaris, good government groups want fair redistricting legislation (Journal News)
* Is Suozzi going anywhere? (Press & Sun Bulletin)
STATE-BY-STATE
* Oregon: Independent Ben Westlund is the ticket for breaking bi-partisan gridlock (Blue Oregon)
* Florida: local anti-incumbent movement brings independents forward (South Coast Today)
* New Hampshire: John Kerry stands up for grassroots political process (Union Leader)
* Rhode Island: Chafee, Laffey need Dems to switch to unaffiliated to vote in primary (Providence Journal)* Rhode Island: And in this corner, Dem Whitehouse not concerned about Rep opposition (EDGE Boston)
* New Jersey: State's large independent voting bloc will determine Corzine's ability to swing state to Repubs (Asbury Park Press)
* Maine: LD 1481 "takes away the people's absolute right to have the last word and transfers that right to local elected officials" (Bangor News)
* Louisiana: New Orleans open primary election racialized (Louisiana Weekly)
* Georgia: Nonpartisan redistricting panel in place (Online Athens)
* Ohio: Kucinich gets flack (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
NATIONAL
* Rasmussen poll: 35% of independents say terrorists are winning the war (National Ledger)
* CIA's firing over leaks part of partisan politics as usual (The Moderate Voice)
* Repubs have a chance with control of redistricting and fundraising edge (CQ - first in a series)

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