BIG WIN FOR INDEPENDENTS
- Decision backs independence of S.C. voters (The Times and Democrat.com) "It's a great day for independents. It's a great day for all voters in South Carolina," said lawyer Harry Kresky, who argued the case for IndependentVoting.org. "The primary confirms a great deal of legitimacy on a candidate."
- Judge rebuffs GOP; rules SC primaries remain open (By JEFFREY COLLINS - Associated Press, Lake Wylie Pilot) A group of independent voters, tea party members and black lawmakers joined the state in fighting the lawsuit.
NOTE: Jeffrey Collins' AP article ran widely in local press.
- Obama, Steering for the Center, Draws Dissent From Both Sides (By EVAN LEHMANN of ClimateWire, NY Times) "Putting forward a positive, forward-looking agenda that is aimed at reaching bipartisan compromise -- that is what most voters want," Ornstein said. "That's certainly what independent voters want."