Saturday, February 02, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

OPEN PRIMARIES
  • Calif. indys can only vote in Dem primary (UPI)
  • Tenn. Early voting breaks state record (The Tennessean)

CALIFORNIA:
  • Number of local independents up-Independents now comprise 14.9% of all registered Tulare County voters (Visalia Times Delta/Tulare Advance Register)
  • State Dems accused of ignoring independents (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • California moves up, but will it stand out Feb. 5? (By Russ Britt, MarketWatch)
  • 4 Years… 700,000 More Voters (KQED - Capital Notes)
  • Swing Time in California? Independents could determine the winner of the state Democratic primary – if they manage to cast their ballots. (By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times)

MAINE: Will Indie Vote Break For Ron Paul? (Political Machine - AOL news)

MASSACHUSETTS:
  • Ill. senator turns toward McCain, Calls Clinton's appeal limited with independents and anti-war (Boston Globe) 70% moveon.org supports Obama
  • FACTBOX: Massachusetts and its February 5 primary (Reuters)

ARIZONA:
LETTER: Allow independents into primary (Arizona Republic)

COLORADO:
A Region Where Many Voters Opt to Cross Party Lines (By KIRK JOHNSON, NY Times)
Your vote counts: caucuses to be held Tuesday-Presidential preference poll a top priority for both Democrats and Republicans (Estes Park Trail Gazette)

ILLINOIS: Illinois in the mix on Super Tuesday, but not the top prize (Morris Daily Herald)

OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma presidential primary is ‘closed’ (The Paris News)

MISSOURI: FACTBOX: Missouri and its presidential primary (Reuters)

NEW YORK: Department Of Odd Timing (Elizabeth Benjamin, Daily Politics)



OBAMA AND THE INDEPENDENTS
Barack Obama: Battling McCain for indies (The Swamp) NOTE TO SEN. OBAMA: Independents are not nearly as "predisposed" to voting Dem as you might think. Independents are predisposed to voting independently and for a new direction for the country. Please show respect for the real live independents in America who are speaking out and encouraging all of us to think and act out of the box. - NH

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