Democrats are taking a page out of the Bush playbook in the 2014 midterm elections. But they plan to use a very different issue as their wedge — increasing the minimum wage.
Will Raising The Minimum Wage Become A “Wedge Issue” In The 2014 Midterms?
January 4, 2014

Via Moyers & Company:

In 2004, the campaign to re-elect George W. Bush encouraged socially conservative activists to put constitutional amendments barring same-sex marriage on state ballots across the country. At the time, opposition to same-sex marriage was the majority position and the effort polled well. The move was widely seen as an effort to use a “wedge” issue to peel off some Democratic voters, fire up the Republican base and increase turnout among those likely to support the president against challenger John Kerry. It succeeded in 11 states.

Writing in Friday’s Washington PostHarold Meye...

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