Tuesday, August 04, 2009

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

INDEPENDENT VOTERS
If by fickle you mean stepping away from the 2-party system, call me fickle any day!
  • 2010: Fight for fickle kids (By: Eamon Javers, Politico) Stanford University political science professor Morris Fiorina is convinced that both political parties haven’t yet grasped the scale of the change that’s happening in society. Republicans, he said, made the mistake of assuming that the divisions they exploited in the 2000-2004 elections were much deeper and more durable than they actually were — and were shocked by vote swings in 2006 and 2008 that would have seemed inconceivable in 2004. Not to mention, he said, “the emergence of Obama out of nowhere.”

PENNSYLVANIA
Independent-turned-Dem Joe Sestak takes on Repub-turned-Dem
  • Senate candidates from opposite sides use same strategy against Specter (By Reid Wilson, The Hill) Whether it is the outlier result of a single poll or the harbinger of inroads to come, Toomey actually leads Specter by a 46-42 percent margin among independent voters in a Quinnipiac University survey. The poll was conducted July 14-19.
  • Sestak ready to announce he'll take on Specter (By Thomas Fitzgerald, Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Sestak Fires Back: Dem. Specter Makes Republican Swift Boat Attacks On Dem. Military Veterans (By Brian Beutler, TPM, July 9, 2009)


NEW JERSEY
Dem Corzine vs. Repub Christie vs. Independent Daggett

NEW YORK
Special elections in NY are nonpartisan and allow independents to vote. They are the best type of election for insurgents and independent candidates...

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