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Obama’s Health Care Plan: Will Labor Go Independent?

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in Health Care, Independence Party of New York, Independents, News, Obama

SEIU prez Andrew Stern is threatening to “go independent” on local races to oppose Dems who oppose Prez Obama’s healthcare reform bill. One enabling factor in New York is fusion voting, which has empowered third parties like the New York Independence Party, Conservative Party and Working Families Party. Meanwhile, former Dem La Plata County Colorado […]

March 17th, 2010 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

NEWS ALERT: Media Gets Some Stuff Right About Independent Voters!

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in Independence Party of New York, Independents, Massachusetts, New York City, News

The Massachusetts special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat continues to reverberate (or is that ricochet?) in the media [for a quick round-up of latest Charlie Cook in National Journal, Robert Reich on Huffington Post, Dan Balz in Washington Post and Kristi Keck on CNN, see today's Hankster] and independent voters remain center stage (the […]

January 26th, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Open Primaries, Independent Parties, and the Authorities

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in Independence Party of New York, Independents, New York City, Open Primaries

Open Primaries, Independent Parties, and the Authorities Must read on Redding News Review — Lenora Fulani explains why she did not support Bill Thompson in November’s mayoral race in NYC…. *******   With more than 40% of the country being independent, opening up the primaries is an important democratic (small “d”) electoral reform that would […]

December 21st, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Where the Independent Voters–and Independent Candidates–Are in 2010

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in Bloomberg, Independence Party of New York, Independents, New York City, News

Where the Independent Voters — and Independent Candidates — Are in 2010 You’ll never see what happened last Tuesday looking through a two-party microscope! Nope. You need an independent historyscope to get this one! I had the pleasure of hearing independent strategist Jackie Salit give her analysis of the November elections on Sunday night on […]

November 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »