Monday, March 03, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

HANKSTER LEDE:
  • Mesa speaks: Mayor’s race a tight one (East Valley Tribune) "Increasingly, the independent voters are the decision-makers in Arizona"
  • For a former Republican, Obama is right choice (Allentown Morning Call)

OHIO:
  • Portage on frontline of election State doubts touch-screen machines; county elections board confident (Bedford Times Register) Ohio's independent voters: Portage County has a total of 101,026 registered voters, but only about one out of four are declared party members.
  • Obama's success in Ohio rests on shoulders of ground troops (CNN Washington Bureau)

TEXAS:
  • The Texas "PrimaCus": Texas voters don’t register with a political party, so any registered voter can participate in either party’s primary election. Anyone who votes in Tuesday’s Democratic primary can also participate in precinct conventions (caucuses) that will begin shortly after the polls close at 7 p.m. local time.... (CQ Politics)
  • Barack Obama will spend the primary election night in San Antonio. He will speak to the rally after the Bexar County caucuses finish sometime at 9 p.m. on Tuesday. (KEYE-TV)

THE CONTEST:
Obama holds a slight lead in the most recent polls in Texas, but the difference is within the margin of error. Clinton holds a slightly bigger lead in Ohio, but one new poll showed her rival overtaking her in the past few days.... (The Daily Voice)


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