Friday, July 30, 2010

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS 7/30/10

INDEPENDENT VOTERS
  • An independent's view of Obama (Stephen Hambric, Centre Daily Times - Penn State) Well, this independent male voter sees a president who is doing precisely what he promised to do. Perhaps my fellow male independents didn’t listen to Obama’s speeches carefully when he was running for office. As an independent, I paid a great deal of attention and believed (and still do) that his way of doing things deserves a chance after many years of an earlier, failed approach.
  • The Red Flag of Partisanship - Gary Andres: Independents Are Increasingly Wary of Political Pitches (CBS News)
PROP 14
FLORIDA
KENTUCKY
  • Metro Council independent Deonte Hollowell files for 6th District seat (By Sheldon S. Shafer, Louisville Courier Journal) A professor of Pan-African studies at the University of Louisville, Hollowell filed Thursday with the county clerk’s office as an independent candidate. He is the only independent ever to serve on the metro council, which was created through city-county merger in 2003.
MICHIGAN
OREGON
RHODE ISLAND
NEW YORK
NYC CHARTER REVISION
  • Charter panel meeting at PS 58 on Monday (Peter N. Spencer, SI Advance) Non-partisan elections - a pet issue for Bloomberg - may also get on the ballot. Nonpartisan elections eliminate party primaries and let anyone run for city office in an open September election, with the top two finishers facing off in a November election. 
  • Will New York Revisit Non-Partisan Elections? (By MICHAEL SCHENKLER, Queens Tribune) While we believe the impact of passing such a proposal will have little effect in the end on who wins what, we do believe it is worthy of consideration and should be put to the voters. 

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