Monday, July 13, 2009

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

OPEN PRIMARIES
  • One New York blogger thinks it's time for open primaries in New York State - and this just might be the right composition in Albany to make that happen. Read NY: Time for NYS to open the primaries (Canadaeh blog)
  • California continues to keep Abel Maldonado's open primary bill front and center: GOP has tough row to hoe in California (Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle)
  • And this letter to the Pocono Record in Pennsylvania reminded me of the flurry of letters and editorials in favor of open primaries in the Keystone State: Primary elections are for the parties to use (LETTER, Pocono Record)

BELOW FROM POCONO RECORD ARCHIVES:


BLOOMBERG 09
NY Times says WFP (barely) backs Thompson by a 2-vote margin after Sheldon Silver called on Public Employees Federation bosses to go with the Democrat... Quel Surprise!

NEW YORK STATE INDEPENDENT POLITICS
According to the Buffalo News, Tom Golisano controls the upstate Independence Party of New York, and Steven Pigeon is his man... What's the future of reform in New York State?

LAST WORD
Sarah Palin is still making news--and might be going independent... Most independents think she should quit national politics.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Palin to stump for conservative Democrats (Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times) "I will go around the country on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation."
  • Palin Hints At Independent Conservative Movement (Tammy Bruce blog)

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