Sunday, July 04, 2010

An Independent Independence Day Fourth of July Celebration!

Have a great independents day wherever you are!

And when you get a chance, check out these very independent blogs:
The Moderate Voice
Mirror On America
the Field Negro
Free Citizen
Legal Briefs

And one last thing:
Congrats to Richard Winger for publishing an online version of the print version of Ballot Access News!

Something that caught my eye:

HB 1271 only passed because of two courageous Colorado politicians. One is Joelle Riddle, an incumbent member of the La Plata County Commission, who switched her registration from "Democrat" to "independent" on August 21, 2009. That made her ineligible to run for re-election in 2010, because the law required her to switch by June 2009.

The other is state legislator Kathleen Curry, who switched her registration from "Democrat" to "independent" on December 28, 2009. Curry had been the Speaker Pro Tem, the second highest position in the House. Also she had been chair of the Agriculture Committee. She was forced to give up both positions because of her party switch. She authored HB 1271. Both Riddle and Curry live in the underpopulated part of Colorado that is west of the continental divide.


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