Monday, July 18, 2011

California Political Landscape Changing

INDEPENDENT VOTERS
Debt crisis may help Obama woo independent voters (By CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press) The "American people" who are up for grabs on Election Day are mostly independents. Obama's allies hope they see the president as the adult in the room in the debt ceiling confrontation, and will reward that role 16 months from now.

CALIFORNIA
The region’s political landscape is changing (Pacific Coast Business Times) Whether her opponent is conservative Tom Watson or more moderate former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, it will likely be independent voters, not hard-line party members, who decide who will represent the two counties in Congress.

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