Friday, March 26, 2010

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS - Local Activists Turn Up the Heat

INDEPENDENTS & HEALTH CARE VOTE
  • Could Threats to Democrats Start Scaring Independent Voters Away from the GOP? (UPDATED) (POSTED BY JOE GANDELMAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, The Moderate Voice)
  • Will health care fight sway independent vote? (By Ed Hornick, CNN) Republicans, Avlon noted, must separate themselves from fringe groups in order to appeal to the crucial independent voters as the 2010 midterm elections approach.
  • A measure of history (By Kenneth W. Mack, Boston Globe) If members of Congress are more independent, voters are too. Just a short time ago, the conventional wisdom among historians was that blocks of voters remained loyal to one party for long periods of time, with periodic realignments that could make possible such policy innovations as the New Deal. Today, however, many voters now affiliate themselves with neither party and seem up for grabs.
PROP 14
CALIFORNIA
  • Meg Whitman widens lead over Jerry Brown (Stanislaus County Political Buzz Examiner, Michael McGuire) Whitman's gain is particularly pronounced among independent voters, PPIC reported. In January, Brown had an 8 point lead over Whitman among independents. She now has a 6-point lead among independents.
IDAHO
COLORADO
NORTH CAROLINA
  • Empower the middle (Doug Clark, Greensboro News Record) It's time to make in easier for independents to get on the ballot. It's time to form an independent commission to draw districts that aren't designed to favor Democrats here and Republicans there.
ARIZONA
KANSAS

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