Tuesday, March 30, 2010

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS - Open Primaries and Mayor Hippie

OPEN PRIMARIES
  • Rolfe Winkler, Open Primaries (Reuters/Capital Zoo/Lunchtime Links 3-29) link to Bob Schieffer's piece and to IndependentVoting.org
  • Prop. 14’s Reform Doesn’t Include Money (by John Wildermuth, Fox & Hounds Daily) No sooner had the Los Angeles Times mentioned that the campaign was on the shorts than Reed Hastings, the Netflix CEO, dropped $257,000 into the effort. The very next day, the governor’s political piggy bank, better known as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California Dream Team, pumped another $500,000 into the campaign.... There are plenty of financial questions on the opposition side, however. So far, the “No on 14” effort consists of little more than a website and two campaign committees with a total bankroll of $1,000.
  • 2010 Initiative update (BY LANDON BRIGHT, San Diego News Room)
PENNSYLVANIA INDEPENDENTS
  • Democrats care about the people (Allentown Morning McCall) So are independent voters still important to the Democratic Party in Pennsylvania? You betcha.
RHODE ISLAND
NEW YORK
  • Mayor Hippie (By Azi Paybarah, NY Observer) Michael Bloomberg dressed as a hippie. Lenora Fulani sitting near Mike Long. Rick Lazio and Ed Cox hugging.
  • Mayor's man favorite for Charter post (By Peter N. Spencer, SI Advance) Peter McDermott / Irish EchoSources tell the Advance that Francis S. Barry, (above) one of Mayor Bloomberg's closest aides, is poised to become the director of the Charter Revision Commission.

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