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In American politics, the term swing state refers to any state ...

wikipedia - 10 Nov 2016
In American politics, the term swing state refers to any state that could reasonably be won by either the Democratic or Republican presidential candidate. These states are usually targeted by both major-party campaigns, especially in competitive elections. Meanwhile, the states that regularly lean to a single party are known as safe states, as it is generally assumed that one candidate has a base of support from which they can draw a sufficient share of the electorate.
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With governor's race, Georgia auditions as 2020 swing state

WTOP - 23 Jul 2018
ATLANTA (AP) — Move over, Ohio. Make room, Florida and Pennsylvania. Georgia wants in on the swing-state action. The state's gubernatorial contest comes into greater focus Tuesday after Republicans choose between Brian Kemp, who is endorsed by ...
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Here's Why We Should Expect More Swing States in 2020

Observer - 30 Jul 2018
Pollsters and political operatives are anticipating major transformations across the electoral landscape ahead of 2020. “You could have a dozen states—not five or six—but a dozen states that are of significant importance and highly competitive from ...
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The top 10 governor's races of 2018 heavily favor Democrats

Washington Post - 17 Aug 2018
Going into 2018, Republicans control a near-record high of 33 governor's mansions, including a number in blue and swing states. So the only place for Democrats to go in 2018 may be up. What Democrats win back is critical for the future of their party.
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25 Districts That Could Decide The House In 2018

FiveThirtyEight - 16 Aug 2018
One of my favorite FiveThirtyEight concepts is the “tipping-point state,” first introduced by Nate more than 10 years ago. A tipping-point state is a literal swing state: the state that swings the result of a presidential election from one candidate to ...
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News and updates from the Minnesota state amateur baseball tournament

Minneapolis Star Tribune - 17 Aug 2018
The Class B and C state tournaments are in full swing this weekend. Here are some links and more information to help you follow the town ball action. The tournament starts Friday and runs through Labor Day, with games being played in Shakopee, Jordan ...
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With one month left in primary season, what is the left winning?

Washington Post - 17 Aug 2018
Working Families Party. Founded in New York as an actual political party — the state's “fusion” system allows candidates to hold multiple ballot lines — WFP has expanded rapidly into an organizing and endorsement structure for left-wingers in swing ...
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Review: 'Ohio,' by Stephen Markley

Minneapolis Star Tribune - 17 Aug 2018
The only appropriate reaction to news of a prestige literary novel titled “Ohio” is to flinch. The state is now saddled with so many cultural clichés — Rust Belt decline, Trumpism, “economic anxiety” — that a big-statement novel with that title seems ...
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River Fest in full swing

Sunbury Daily Item - 18 Aug 2018
SUNBURY — The first full day of Sunbury's annual River Festival drew thousands of visitors downtown, to enjoy live music, view the work of crafts people and enjoy a wide variety of food. Despite ominous skies and brief afternoon rain showers, the sun ...
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Illinois rated second most likely governor's office to flip parties

The Capitol Fax Blog (blog) - 17 Aug 2018
Going into 2018, Republicans control a near-record high of 33 governor's mansions, including a number in blue and swing states. So the only place for Democrats to go in 2018 may be up. What Democrats win back is critical for the future of their party.
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NextGen Wisconsin aims to mobilize area's young voters

Leader-Telegram - 17 Aug 2018
The Chippewa Valley, as a swing region in a battleground state, is expected to play a key role in this fall's elections. That's why NextGen Wisconsin opened an office in Eau Claire this week as part of the progressive organization's effort to register ...
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When the rain comes, will Ohio's state government notice?

Crain's Cleveland Business (blog) - 17 Aug 2018
What's happening in this political swing state offers a snapshot of what is playing out across the country. As states reap the benefits of an expanding national economy, at least 39 have reported budget surpluses — leaving joyous but somewhat ...

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