May 9, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Legal Insurrection "Tuesday: one of the busiest election days of 2012"

Anne Sorock:
"Ballotpedia, the “interactive almanac of state politics,” has an excellent run-down of Tuesday’s elections across the country.

While we’ve already reported to you on what’s at stake in Wisconsin and Mourdock’s challenge to Lugar, there are other key elections in Indiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia to note.

According to Ballotpedia:
  • There is a same-sex marriage amendment in North Carolina and “ten state executive offices up for election this year…more statewide races than any other state. Of the 20 primary races, 13 are contested and only one – the Republican primary for attorney general - has no candidates.”
  • In West Virginia, all but one incumbent is unchallenged: “Five incumbents are seeking re-election and only one, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, faces a primary challenger - Arne Moltis. The state’s current agriculture commissioner, Gus Douglass, is retiring after serving 48 years in office. Five Democrats and one Republican are vying for his seat.”
  • They also explain why, in Indiana, you won’t see Mitch Daniels on any ballot – he’s term-limited out of seeking another term for governor. ...."  (Read more?  Click title)
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