Politics

News Headlines for Independents

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INDEPENDENT VOTERS

Continued look at who independent voters are/are not and Obama’s poll numbers…

SCHWARZENEGGER/OPEN PRIMARIES

Calif Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger is determined to leave a legacy of reform — particularly open primaries, which would give more power to voters

  • Schwarzenegger is unpopular but undaunted (George Skelton, Capitol Journal, LA Times)
  • A State of Confusion editorial: State needs fixes to avoid a repeat (Sac Bee) As for the Legislature itself, an open primary in place of the partisan nominating system we have now might help elect more moderate lawmakers and lead to a more consensus-oriented body.

For more independent news, see The Hankster, where the independents are.