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"Blue wall" is a term that was used by some political analysts ...

wikipedia - 09 Nov 2016
"Blue wall" is a term that was used by some political analysts and pundits referring to the theory that in Presidential elections in the United States, the Democratic Party had, between the 1992 and 2012 presidential elections, established such an advantage in many, mostly contiguous (hence "wall"), states that the electoral map made a Republican victory an uphill battle from the start. George W. Bush won the 2000 presidential election and the 2004 presidential election, but did not win any of the st
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CNN Senate Key Races: Democrats try to rebuild the Blue Wall

CNN - 05 Oct 2018
Like Brown, Baldwin holds a clear lead in polls, though given the political polarization in Wisconsin the spread should narrow on Election Day. With Republicans holding a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, Democrats must gain two seats to win control ...
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Young Women Aren't Waiting to Seek Political Power

Wall Street Journal - 14 Oct 2018
A September Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found women ages 18 to 49 want Democrats rather than Republicans to control Congress, by a margin of 60% to 29%. Older women favored Democrats by a narrower margin. Men favored Republican control ...
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The Trailer: Where Democratic strategists and donors differ

Washington Post - 14 Oct 2018
The latest ad contrasts that with Walker Stapleton's work to “reject government health care,” which is political ad-speak for opposing the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion — an issue that has been dragging down Stapleton. Montana Senate. The U ...
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Post op-ed: When 'Trump Country' is not 'Trump Country'

Concord Monitor - 15 Oct 2018
The other day, I posed a question: If Democrats rack up big gains in the “blue wall” states in the industrial Midwest that Donald Trump cracked in 2016, as appears increasingly likely, is it really appropriate to call the region “Trump Country” anymore ...
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Why Democrats won't win the Senate

The Week Magazine - 05 Oct 2018
In 2016, we learned that political battlegrounds turn up in surprising places. The "blue wall" on which Democrats relied to ensure Hillary Clinton's election — Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania — collapsed as populism swept President Trump into ...
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Is the Midwest really Trump country?

Washington Post - 09 Oct 2018
Ever since Donald Trump shocked political journalists with his 2016 victory, which relied heavily on cracking the so-called “blue wall” states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, it has become a cliche for journalists to troop deep into the most ...
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Dems rebuild blue wall in Midwest

The Hill - 02 Oct 2018
“The Midwest used to be what was referred to as the blue wall, with working-class and middle-class communities” voting Democratic, said Jim Ananich, the Democratic minority leader in the Michigan state Senate. “Obviously, that fell apart in 2016.” Now ...
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Congress set to keep gov't open, delay action on border wall

Boston.com - 24 Sep 2018
Neither party wants the government to close ahead of the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, but Trump has made clear his frustration at the lack of additional money for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. He ...
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If Democrats win big in 'Trump country,' what will it mean?

Washington Post - 11 Oct 2018
The other day, I posed a question: If Democrats rack up big gains in the “blue wall” states in the industrial Midwest that Donald Trump cracked in 2016, as appears increasingly likely, is it really appropriate to call the region “Trump Country” anymore ...
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The GOP's older voter problem

CNN - 19 Sep 2018
Shortly after Trump returned home, he once again adopted tough tactics for dealing with Congress, warning that he would be willing to see a government shutdown if appropriations legislation failed to include adequate funding for a border wall with ...
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Democrats' Burgeoning Chances in the Rust Belt

The Atlantic - 04 Oct 2018
For Democrats looking ahead to 2020, the most encouraging trend in 2018 may be the party's renewed competitiveness in key races across all five Rust Belt states that keyed Donald Trump's unexpected victory two years ago. Yet even that potential ...

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