In Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas, they’re holding elections. Kentucky will choose a new governor; the choice is between Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Matt Bevin. If Mr. Bevin’s name sounds familiar, that’s because he is the Teabagger who tried to primary Mitch McConnell in 2014. Although Kentucky is mostly a red state, they have a tradition of electing Democrats to the governorship, and Mr. Conway might pull it off.
Ohio has a bunch of state-wide ballot issues plus a mayoral election in Toledo. That election is interesting only in that it’s pitting the city’s first black woman mayor, Paula Hicks-Hudson, against a large field, including former mayors Carty Finkbeiner and Mike Bell. Ms. Hicks-Hudson became mayor by appointment when Mayor D. Michael Collins died in February 2015.
One of the other issues on the ballot in Ohio is the legalization of marijuana. So maybe the state will become Ohigho.
In Texas, Houston will vote on an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance. As you can probably imagine, this is bringing out some of the more vocal nutsery against it, including Gov. Greg Abbott who is — spoiler alert — against it. He seems overly concerned about the toilet habits of people.
If that’s not enough to keep you entertained, cheer up: we only have a year and five days until the one in 2016. I can’t wait.