Voters will make choices in tight Senate races, health law ballot questions
Published on November 7, 2012 at 4:29 AM
The Wall Street Journal examines Democrats' fundraising successes in tight Senate races and how the health law is in a number of state ballot questions.
The Wall Street Journal: Democrats Outraise GOP In Senate Tossups
In the battle for the Senate, which could determine the next president's room for maneuver, Democrats have built a surprising advantage: They have outraised Republicans. In the 11 Senate races considered tossups, Democratic candidates outraised their Republican opponents by a combined $45 million, according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal (Mullins and Bendavid, 11/5).
The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire: Health Care Appears On Some Ballots
When Florida voters cast their ballots, they will be asked to decide on a state constitutional amendment trying to block the federal health law's requirement that people purchase insurance or pay a penalty. … Florida lawmakers had tried to get a similar measure on the ballot for 2010 elections but state courts nixed it, saying the language was misleading. Similar questions are on ballots in Alabama, Montana and Wyoming, all placed there by state legislators before the Supreme Court's ruling. Some 16 states already had provisions on the books that tried to block the health law (Radnofsky, 11/5).
Related, from KHN's Capsules blog: Health Issues On The Ballot In The States (KHN editors, 11/5)
This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.