There’s a debate coming up on Monday night at Hofstra University that includes all the New York governor candidates. See Celeste Katz’s article below for info on the debate.
Please read Frank Lombardi’s interview with Barron in the NY Daily News ”I’m In It To Win, Not To Spoil, Not To Entertain”. The Brooklyn Councilman had this to say about the Dem/Repub (although, Cuomo is also running on the NY Independence Party line) dynamic duo: “I’m saying Paladino is not going to win. He’s not going to win. He doesn’t have a chance of winning really. But Cuomo is hiding behind this loose cannon to neglect dealing substantively with our community. He’s hiding behind that…”
- Wooing Hearts and Minds in Land of Independents (By DEVLIN BARRETT, Wall Street Journal) In the state’s heated U.S. Senate race, Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon are locked in a bruising battle to win over Connecticut’s more than 900,000 unaffiliated voters, who outnumber about 800,000 registered Democrats and some 400,000 registered Republicans.
- Independent Voters Could Decide Congress ”American Voices”: Katie Couric Talks With Voters Seeking Political Compromise at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall (CBS News)
- The Rise of Middle-of-the-Road Radicals (By GERALD F. SEIB, Wall Street Journal)
- Independent candidate given rare opportunity to join Idaho gubernatorial debate (By Ben Botkin – Magic Valley Times-News) In round three, the Democratic challenger and Republican incumbent were joined by Jana Kemp, an independent candidate who had a rare opportunity to get the same level of public exposure that Republican and Democratic candidates routinely receive.
- Maldonado for lieutenant governor (Long Beach Press Telegram) He’s smart, moderate and is one of the few legislators who’s single-handedly changed the broken political system in California by giving Prop. 14 a shot with voters.
- PROP 14, CALIFORNIA’S OPEN PRIMARY MEASURE, IS ALREADY BEGINNING TO EXERT ITS INFLUENCE (by Greg Lucas, CAIVN)
- June’s Prop 14 – A Threat to the Democratic Majority (By Paul Mitchell, California Progress Report)
- Charles Barron On Monday’s Big Debate: “I’m In It To Win, Not To Spoil, Not To Entertain” (BY FRANK LOMBARDI, The Daily Politics by Celeste Katz, NY Daily News/Daily Politics) ”No, not that if things were equal. I’m saying Paladino is not going to win. He’s not going to win. He doesn’t have a chance of winning really. But Cuomo is hiding behind this loose cannon to neglect dealing substantively with our community. He’s hiding behind that. And that’s more dangerous because if Cuomo wins and we don’t make him held accountable, just by what he’s saying is dangerous.
- Green Party vs. Tea Party at Hofstra Gubernatorial Debate (Huffington Post, Alan Singer – Social studies educator at Hofstra University)
- Activist groups trying to reform dysfunctional Albany (Jill Terreri, Democrat and Chronicle) New players in the mix are a good thing, said Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, a group that has pushed for fair redistricting since 2005. “I think it reflects a growing feeling of New Yorkers that reform is necessary in Albany,” he said. “The more organizations and resources devoted to the fight for reform, the better. … People really want to see change.”
- Struggle For Power: Independents Could Tip Outcome Of Upstate Senate Race (By: Erin Billups, NY 1)