Sunday, March 22, 2009

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

  • To Win Virginia, Parties Must Court Independents (FRANK B. ATKINSON, RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH) In eight months Virginians will choose a new governor. If history is a guide, the election will be decided by the almost one-third of voters who describe themselves as "independents."
  • Are Independents Hedging Their Bets? (by Charlie Cook, National Journal) The generic question's results are "evidence that voters, particularly independents, are worried that they overcorrected in the 2006/2008 elections combined, and now have more of a liberal slant to government than they want. They want change but with checks and balances."
  • Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Without Passing Election Law Bills (Ballot Access News) including HB 17, which would have let independent voters vote in party primaries (with no provision for the party to indicate a preference on that matter)

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