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Nearly 40% of voters now consider themselves politically independent, the highest ever in our country’s history. With the economy struggling, congressional approval at record low, and unfavorable ratings of both parties higher than ever, independents will likely challenge incumbents from both the left and the right. This section will follow whether those challenges will prove successful.
Next week, IVN will launch its 2012 General Election coverage for independent voters. The Network’s focus will be on contests in which independent voters are likely to play a critical role.
US Representative Pete Stark is facing his first serious reelection challenge in years against a fellow Democrat for the redrawn 15th Congressional District. Eric Swalwell hopes to unseat an incumbent.
Janice Hahn and Laura Richardson, two Democrats, both incumbents, campaign for the same seat representing California’s new 44th congressional district.
According to the report, once Waters learned about her grandson, Moore’s activities she told him to stop. Moore has been charged with three ethics violations.
As Republican Todd Zink challenges incumbent Democrat Fran Pavley for her state senate seat in California, independent voters in the district have an interesting set of choices.