Saturday, June 10, 2006

Ohio: "I think the independents and the ticket-splitters will be the key."

From Ocala Star Banner, article by David Broder:
...Does that signal a turnoff from politics that will carry over to November, or are voters just storing up their frustration to let it out on candidates then?
I don't know, but Budde told a group of reporters that she dissents from the prevailing view that the midterm will be decided by which party does the better job of mobilizing its base.
"I think the independents and the ticket-splitters will be the key," she said. With her intimate knowledge of House races, Budde had no trouble ticking off eight or nine key races where "the Republican base vote is not enough to win."
BIPAC is a bipartisan organization, cultivating "pro-business" legislators on both sides of the aisle
on such issues as free trade to government regulation. But most of its friends are Republicans.... [more]

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