If you are in doubt of how to vote on Tuesday, the answer is simple. All you have to do is look at SEIU Endorsed Candidates and vote the opposite.

That link is for Illinois, but the SEIU has similar lists for other states. See if you can find one for your state.

The general rule is: Do NOT vote for any candidate endorsed by unions, especially public unions.

Illinois Voters

I am surprised to see a number of Republicans on the Illinois endorsed list, but those candidates are for state, not national choices. The SEIU did not endorse anyone for some races, no doubt because there was no democrat running, or neither candidate was willing to sponsor the garbage the SEIU wanted.

In Illinois, at the National level, simply vote Republican and be done with it. the same applies for all of the high level state positions including Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer.

The most important things to remember are that Governor Pat Quinn has vowed to raise your taxes in a bribe to win public union votes. Senate candidate Alexander Giannoulias will do the same.

California Voters

If you live in California please see How Not To Vote.

In California the process is simpler because public unions have only backed Democrats. However, California does have a number of important propositions to consider, notably proposition 25 which will make it easier for politicians to hike your taxes. Don’t fall for it. Vote no on prop 25.

In addition you may want to vote yes on Prop 19, legalizing Marijuana, even though the unions have endorsed it (no doubt because it taxes the stuff).

Other States

If you live in other states and are unsure how to vote, take a look to see if the SEIU or other union has made it easy for you as well.


Bear in mind I am not a Republican. Rather, I am a Libertarian who has openly and actively endorsed those who want to lower taxes, stop being the world’s policeman, and in general get government out of the way. Unfortunately there are not many such candidates.

Regardless, we cannot afford cap-and-trade idiocies, expanding public unions, expanding collective bargaining, or more war mongering. In general the Democrats have been on the wrong side of all of those issues, while Republicans are right on many of them.

Simply put, we simply cannot afford 2 more years of disastrous Obama sponsored nonsense and public union handouts.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock
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