Election 2012
5:57 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Union Law Draws Contenders into Ohio primaries

On the heels of the 2011 fight over the limits of public employee unions, Democrats hope to regain seats in the Republican-dominated Legislature that passed the measure.

The issue also is playing a role in one GOP primary. Beavercreek Republican Eric Spicer is seeking to beat state Rep. Jerrod Martin and Greene County Commissioner Rick Perales on March 6 by touting his opposition to the defeated union law.

Newly drawn legislative districts and abortion are factors in other primaries.  Fourteen Democratic face-offs and 18 Republican matchups for Ohio House seats are under way.  Three Republican primaries  are taking place for Ohio Senate seats.  Republicans have a big fundraising lead.