Saturday, October 18, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

OPEN PRIMARIES
  • Milkovich challenge rejected (KTBS) Milkovich claims independent voters were stopped at some polling places from casting their ballots for democratic candidates.
  • Unions pour big bucks into Oregon ballot measure campaigns (The Oregonian) The Oregon Education Assn has contributed $100,000 to the campaign against Measure 65, a proposal for open primary elections.

CAMPAIGN
  • Obama has 4-point lead on McCain (Reuters) Obama still enjoyed a 16-point advantage among independent voters, which many analysts expect to be a deciding factor in the November 4 election.
  • More than 100,000 cast ballots early in N.C. on first day (Hampton Roads Pilot Online)
  • Obama leads among white independents (Politico)
  • Obama up 4 points in Florida, new poll shows (Sarasota Herald Tribune) Obama is holding a 53-26 percent edge among independent voters

BLOOMBERG/TERM LIMITS
Bloomberg foes: Turmoil no excuse for 3rd term (Forbes)

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