A Counter to the Anti-Gay Marriage Ballot Measures
"As Republicans resist efforts to raise the federal minimum wage, Democrats see the issue boosting party turnout in November's midterm elections -- and their chances of gaining seats in Congress," the Wall Street Journal reports. "Six states are expected to have a minimum-wage increase on their ballots this fall, and efforts are under way in at least three more states to collect enough signatures to place it on those ballots."
"It's a strategy stolen straight from Republicans, who for more than two decades have used ballot initiatives to create wedge issues and whip up excitement among core voters."
Democrats had to come up with something. It was a trick Republicans were thinking they could use forever. Put something bashing gays on the ballot to turn out your base. Well, it looks like Democrats think their base will come out to increase their wages. Seems like it might work -- at least, it's worth a shot.