Friday, January 09, 2009

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

INDEPENDENT VOTERS
  • How the Independent Movement Went Left by Going Right (Submitted by sameh abdelaziz, OpEdNewsTwenty-nine percent of Americans who voted in the 2008 election are independents
  • Key Fla. Senate race a toss-up without Jeb Bush (By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, AP) Florida's diverse population includes nearly 4 million registered Republicans, 4.5 million Democrats and nearly 2 million unaffiliated voters.
  • Lots of handshaking by Corzine, Christie (NJ.com Star Ledger) Then there's the 2.4 million unaffiliated voters. They are the key for Christie

POLITISOPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS
  • McAuliffe Says Jobs Will Be No. 1 Priority, Gov. Hopeful Makes Stop In Harrisonburg (By Jeff Mellott, Daily News Record) During that campaign, Roberts said, Warner successfully portrayed himself as a political centrist and a government outsider with new ideas. "He is sounding a lot like Mark Warner," Roberts said. Warner used a similar strategy, which included reaching out to independents in rural areas of the state, to win the U.S. Senate seat last November. Likewise, independent voters could be critical to McAuliffe's fortunes during the primary, which is open to all registered voter
  • Burris: 'I am the legally-appointed senator' (CNN) CNN's Wolf Blitzer spoke Monday with Roland Burris, picked by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat. Below is a full transcript of the interview... Well, Wolf, if you look at my record, I won four times statewide in Illinois. And I never lost a race to a Republican. The races that they're talking about are Democratic primary races where you got the party apparatus at work and thereby we don't have Republicans and independents voting in the Democratic primary.

ONLINE ORGANIZING
Barack Obama's text message guru talks to the Ticket (LA Times/Top of the Ticket) This is the second part of a lengthy Ticket Q & A with Scott Goodstein, who ran all of the text-messaging and mobile communications for President-elect Barack Obama's campaign.

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