Thursday, September 11, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

GALLUP POLL
McCain Now Winning Majority of Independents - Majority of independents now prefer him over Obama, 52% to 37% (Gallup)

CAMPAIGN

TERM LIMITS ROUNDUP
  • Term limits under assault in some cities (UPI)
  • Bloomberg Continues to Mull Term Limit Extension (The Gothamist)
  • Term Limits Bill Will Go Before City Council (The Gothamist)
  • Councilman Will Introduce Term Limits Change (New York Times/City Room)
  • Mayor nixes ending term limits - but says he'd mull extending them (DAILY NEWS)
  • Across Country, New Challenges to Term Limits (New York Times)

NEW YORK POLITICS
  • Voters veto vicious campaigns-Backlash against perceived unfairness settles some scores in local races (Buffalo News)
  • Senate Control May Be Up to Espada (New York Times/City Room)
  • Blogging the Bronx Election: The View from Tracey Towers (Video Included!) (West Bronx Blog)
  • Silver wins and three incumbents fall (Crains New York) In eastern Brooklyn, Inez Barron, wife of City Councilman Charles Barron, appeared to have won the Democratic nomination—which is tantamount to winning the seat—for the Assembly seat left vacant by the corruption conviction of Diane Gordon.
  • Primary 2008 Election Returns (By: NY1 News)
  • In City Politics, Husband-Wife Elected Officials Are Rare (New York Times/City Room)

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