Saturday, June 07, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

  • Poll finds electorate split between Obama, McCain (CNN) Independent candidate Ralph Nader and Republican-turned-Libertarian Bob Barr are vying with the two major-party candidates for independent voters.
  • Obama will visit Raleigh on Monday (Raleigh News & Observer) one goal of Obama's visit is to reach out to the 20 percent of the electorate that is registered as unaffiliated.
  • Obama, McCain look west - 2008 battleground states include Colo, N.M., Nevada (Rocky Mountain News) Democrats also made huge gains in registration and the breakdown of party affiliation in Colorado could be a cause for concern among Republicans. The percentages still favor Republicans, who lead with 34.6 percent compared to 30.6 percent for Democrats. Unaffiliated voters account for 34.4 percent of the totals.

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