TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS 6/29/10
The politics of parties… (Posted by Betsy, Spokesman Review/Eye On Boise) Closed primaries lead to more-extreme candidates, the two professors wrote, with old-fashioned party “machine” politics the most-extreme example.
N.C. Families First will try again in 2012 (Charlotte News Observer) The union-backed group first attempted to collect enough signatures to form a third political party but fell short. It then collected signatures to put a candidate on the ballot as an independent.
Lamont channels Weicker in new TV ad (By Keith M. Phaneuf, CT Mirror) It's an unusual strategy for a candidate in a primary, where success often depends on motivating the party base.
Brown is state's most popular pol. (Jackie Brousseau, WWLP.com) According to a new Boston Globe poll, U.S. Senator Scott Brown is the most popular politician in Massachusetts. The results of the poll say that 55% of independent voters view the Republican favorably. In addition, he is seen favorably by 79% of Republicans and 41% of Democrats...
Indy big's spouse got biz 'break' (By DAVID SEIFMAN, NY Post EXCLUSIVE) Frank MacKay insisted his wife's firm was not hired because of his connections to the Republicans, many of whom were being cross-endorsed by the Independence Party.
I warned mayor: Ragusa - Queens GOP chair says he told Bloomberg not to deal with Haggerty (By Howard Koplowitz, Your Nabe Queens) Ragusa said he did not understand why Bloomberg would choose Haggerty to run campaign activities. “I am the chairman of Queens,” he said. “They should’ve run the campaign through the different counties, not through political operatives. We never saw any of Bloomberg’s people out on the street. He should have come to us and let the Haggertys go someplace else.” The Queens GOP chairman said the Haggertys have made repeated attempts to control the borough party through the legal system.