Thursday, June 17, 2010

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS 6/17/10 More Discussion of Open Primaries

INDEPENDENT VOTERS

  • 'Fierce' Obama to meet BP execs (USA Today/The Oval - Tracking the Obama Presidency) The Democratic National Committee distributed a memo about the results of a focus group of white male independent voters who watched the president's speech. The memo, written by David Binder Research, said the voters liked the president's call for alternative energy and viewed Republican opposition as partisan.


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GOV/ STATE/ MIDTERM RACES

  • FL: Gov. candidate Bud Chiles: BP should offer bounty for oil (Dave Helle, WTSP/10 Connects.com Tampa Bay)
  • MA: Gov. candidates debate (By John J. Monahan Worcester TELEGRAM & GAZETTE) On education standards, Mr. Baker and Mr. Cahill said they objected to the state signing on to meet new federal educations standards, saying they do not want to lower the state's MCAS testing standards. The governor said the state has not signed on to those standards because they have not yet been established, and he would not lower current standards.
  • IL: Independent candidate Will Boyd Jr. makes it on ballot (Chicago Political Buzz Examiner, Philip Houdesheldt) Will Boyd Jr., an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Illinois has achieved what few other Independents have been able to. He has secured a place on the ballot for this November’s election by gaining the necessary 25,000+ signatures on petitions. 
  • A DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN NEW ENGLAND: ELIOT CUTLER'S INDEPENDENT BID FOR GOVERNOR OF MAINE (by Damon Eris, CAIVN) n an interview for Third Party and Independent Daily last week, I asked the candidate why he opted to run for governor as an Independent rather than within one of the major parties.  He struck a note that will likely ring true for many an Independent voter: "I am running as an Independent because I am one . . . the leadership of both parties has become captive to the various special interests that control them and . . . they are both incapable to governing from the moderate center.  I am committed to doing that and to giving voice and representation to what I believe is an overwhelming majority of independent and moderate Maine voters who want to see Maine government work again." 
  • Exclusive: Interview with Eliot Cutler, Independent Candidate for Governor of Maine (Independent and Third Party Daily)


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