The head of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition says Columbus has a large stake in potential changes to immigration law. Joseph Mas says the city has a larger undocumented population than other Ohio cities.
Ohio Union Fight Could Boost Dems’ 2012 Chances
A ballot battle over whether to keep Ohio’s tough new restrictions on public employee unions could give labor supporters and Democrats a lift going into the presidential election year.
But some Democrats fear losing the Nov. 8 referendum could be a dispiriting setback, sapping enthusiasm from the party’s progressive base.
Labor leaders expect to get a better sense of voters’ mindsets when Ohioans decide whether to toss out a law that limits the collective bargaining rights of more than 350,000 public workers.
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland told The Associated Press that a victory would benefit not just Democrats running for the Ohio Legislature, but also President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Sherrod
Republicans, however, contend this year’s election issue won’t have a carry-over effect on the presidential race.