Friday, September 19, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

OPEN PRIMARIES
  • Kurita vows to fight for seat (Tennessean) Tennessee's open primary system allows any voter to cast a ballot in either party's primary.
  • 2008 initiatives: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly are all there (Lake Oswego Review) Measure 65 creates an open primary election in Oregon. The May primary would become a contest among all candidates. The November election would be a run off between the top two primary finishers.

CAMPAIGN
  • Playing the party card against Obama (Boston Globe/Political Intelligence)
  • Poll: GOP brand making comeback (Politico) A new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press reports that independent voters have an equally favorable opinion of both parties, 50 to 49 percent, a one-point edge for the GOP. That compares to an 18-point Democratic advantage as recently as August, a wide gap that had generally held for more than a year.
  • McCain Seen as Less Likely to Bring Change, Poll Finds (NY Times)
  • Va. polls paint different pictures (UPI)

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