Tuesday, November 8, 2011 is Special Election Day across America. Being an off-year election, there are no Congressional or US Senate seats up for grabs. We do have two races for governors to watch, Kentucky and Mississippi. Gov. Steve Beshar (D-KY) is running for a second term against David Williams (GOP) and Louis Gatewood Galbraith, an Independent. There are also a number of important ballot initiatives which will be decided upon, including two Ohio elections issues. The two of national importance in Ohio are Issue 2, a referendum which would repeal Gov. John Kasich′s Senate Bill 5 that limits the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, and Issue 3, which would exempt the citizens of Ohio from the Obama-Care health insurance mandates. Needless to say, trade unions are pouring millions of dollars into Ohio to pass Issue 2, thereby further enslaving the Ohio taxpayers to fund government employees who earn twice the salary and have far better benefits and retirement packages than the private sector employees do. In Mississippi, Initiative 26 would define human life as beginning at conception, thereby banning abortion under under conditions. Two other initiatives, 27, would require voter ID at the polls and 31, would prohibit the state or local government from using eminent domain to seize private property.
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