- What to Watch on Primary Day: Primary elections in Georgia, Colorado, Minnesota and Connecticut (Politico) NOTE:
Independents can vote in COLORADO, but you have to pick a party, and then you have to switch back...
Indies can vote in MINNESOTA, but you have to pick a party...
Independent voters cannot participate in primaries in CONNECTICUT.
[See The Hankster Open Primaries page]
- GOP Strategist: Election to Be Won in the Middle (CBS News)
- Voters line up to cast ballots early (Fox News Tampa Bay) Florida is a closed primary state, meaning voters can only cast ballots for candidates in their registered party; independent voters can still vote in non-partisan races.
- Primary sprint to the finish: Bennet, Romanoff make Monday visits to Springs (WAYNE HEILMAN, The Gazette Colorado Springs) Colorado holds closed primaries, meaning only voters affiliated with political parties can vote in them. However, independent voters can jump in at the last minute by claiming a party affiliation at the polls.
- Linda McMahon widens lead in Connecticut GOP Senate race (HULIQ) The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows McMahon narrowly leading Blumenthal, 46 to 44 percent, among independent voters; three weeks ago, Blumenthal enjoyed a 19-point lead over McMahon among this group.
- On primary eve, Margaret Anderson Kelliher revs up election buzz before, during and after final debate (by Doug Grow, MinnPost) Kelliher also made her appeal to potential voters, saying she would be the party's strongest candidate in November because only she can appeal to independent voters and even moderate Republicans.
- Curry files lawsuit over finance rules (Aspen Times) Gunnison Rep. Kathleen Curry, whose district includes Aspen and Pitkin County, argues in the lawsuit that the state's campaign finance rules are unconstitutional and restrict how unaffiliated candidates raise money. That's because the major party candidates can collect the maximum contributions twice — once for a primary and again for the general election — but unaffiliated candidates can receive the maximum contribution once for the general election because they don't stand in primaries, according to the lawsuit.
- Write in the independents (LETTER Glenwood Springs Post Independent)
- Independence Party chairman Dote indicted (By ROCCO LaDUCA, Observer-Dispatch) Independence Party chairman Dote indicted
- MALTESE FOR ELECTION BOARD (Queens Courier) Endorsement
- Morano Strikes Back (YNN/Capital Tonght) It wasn’t enough for longtime Independence Party activist and ex-state committee member Frank Morano to quit the party and publicly lambaste it on his way out the door, now he’s trying to get the organization investigated by the Board of Elections, claiming its coffers have served as a sort of piggy bank for the personal interests of its leaders.
- Charter panel won't address local control (Peter N. Spencer, SI Advance) Non-partisan elections -- a pet issue for Bloomberg -- still has a chance 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.
- Mayor Bloomberg to end nonpartisan election push - $7 million later (BY ADAM LISBERG, DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU CHIEF)
- Mayor Bloomberg + Nonpartisan-Elections Push = Splitsville (BY CELESTE KATZ, Daily News/Daily Politcs)
- NY1 Exclusive: Bloomberg Won't Seek To Eliminate Political Primaries (By: NY1 News)
- Independent Report on Nonpartisan Elections from New York City: The Media, the Mayor and the Message (POSTED BY NANCY HANKS, The Moderate Voice)