Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Senate Bill 5 repeal sets table for Democrats and President Barack Obama in 2012: Analysis

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Even in an off year, Ohio couldn't escape the burning spotlight from national media hungry for a juicy election story.

And Tuesday's repeal of Senate Bill 5 was merely an appetizer.

By resoundingly rejecting the Republican-backed push to rewrite labor rules for public employees, Buckeye State voters helped set the table for the 2012 presidential election.

Without question the results will be viewed as a momentum-builder for Democrats nationwide and should encourage President Barack Obama. He carried Ohio by four points in his 2008 Electoral College landslide, but the GOP won control of every state office and the legislature last fall.

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