Monday, February 25, 2008

Weekend News Headlines for Independent Voters

OPEN PRIMARIES: Open primaries in Texas and Ohio will test Clinton-Independents, GOP voters can participate, which may benefit Obama (Houston Chronicle) * Voting In Democratic Primary Makes You A Democrat, Regardless Of Motive (Tyler Paper.com)

PENNSYLVANIA: Voters switch parties before primary (Erie Times News)

TEXAS: Election call: It is Obama (Houston Chronicle)

OHIO: Obama talks change (The News Herald) * Youngstown still sees its shadow (The Vindicator)

THE CAMPAIGN: Kentucky donations follow trends (Herald Leader) * Barack Obama crowd looks like 'cult' or 'craze,' pundits say as backlash begins (Michigan Live) * Obama Backers Seek to Shut Down Pro-Clinton Organization (Wall Street Journal)

NADER: Obama: Nader bid would not hurt campaign (Washington Times)



Ohio, Texas Uphill Climbs for Clinton (AP) Among independents, Obama is leading Clinton by 14 percentage points in Ohio and by 13 in Texas, according to a Washington Post-ABC News telephone poll taken Feb. 16-20.

Obama, McCain have wide leads in Vermont, poll says (Burlington Free Press) independent voters in Vermont, who make up an estimated 40 percent of electorate, are choosing to participate in the Democratic primary over the Republican primary by a nearly 2-1 margin. VERMONT PRIMARY IS OPEN

Obama's New Populism (Wall Street Journal)

Washington's Independents On The Move (NPR - THIS IS A RADIO LINK)

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