Friday, April 04, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS


INDEPENDENT VOTERS


  • Missouri Senate Committee Hears Testimony on Bill to Move Independent Petition Deadline from July to March (Ballot Access News)

  • Clearly, change is needed in the U.S. (El Paso Times) No matter our political affiliation, we can probably all agree that the past eight years have been rife with deception on the part of our national leaders.

  • Oregon: Party means zip (Albany Democrat Herald - OR) Link to One Ballot campaign for open primaries in Oregon -- You can download a petition from the site

  • Crunching the NC registration numbers (msnbc First Read) And the unaffiliated group, which gained almost 50,000 new voters in the last three months, added an additional 2,700 net from the shuffle.

CAMPAIGN


  • In swing states, which Democrat has the edge? (The Arizona Republic) Mark Blumenthal, editor and publisher of the Web site Pollster.com, noted that Bill Clinton wasn't ahead in a single poll at this time in 1992 and that John Kerry was leading this time in 2004. In both cases, voters had changed their minds by November. NOTE: At this time in 1992, Ross Perot was leading with an estimated 284 electoral votes based on state polls, compared to 158 for Bush and 16 for Bill Clinton [from Doug Schoen's Declaring Independence: The Beginning of the End of the Two-Party System]...

  • Weak Economy Sours Public’s View of Future, New Poll Finds (NY Times) 81% of Americans think we're on the wrong track; poll pdf includes numbers on partisan identification since 1992

  • New North Carolina Debate Proposed For April 27th (CBS Horserace)

  • Indiana Demo chair raises threat of challenging GOP crossovers (WTHI-TV) Indiana does not require voters to declare their party allegiances.

LOCAL


  • Louisiana Congressional Race: The Voice of Reform (Bayou Buzz) Ashley Casey, the former political consultant for John Georges and Suzie Terrell, seeks to demonstrate to the public that she is the only candidate truly Independent of the Washington power-brokers in the race.

  • GA: Is Bob Barr the next Ron Paul? (The Loft/GOP-USA) Former Georgia Repub congressman might run for prez as independent

  • CT: The Bloomfield Republican Town Committee submitted its list of delegates for the forthcoming state conventions (Bloomfield Journal - CT) There are 7,152 Democrats, 1,598 Republicans and 4,515 unaffiliated voters in Bloomfield.

REFORM ----- California Voters First Redistricting Reform Update (The Rose Report)

FEATURE ----- No Really. Hillary Has a Decent Shot (RealClearPolitics) Facinating map work!


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