blue state


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blue state

n.
A US state in which a majority of the electorate votes for the Democratic candidate in a statewide election.

[From the fact that states that have elected Democratic candidates are often colored blue on maps in media reports.]
red state, blue state - A red state is any U.S. state that tends to vote for candidates of the Republican party in a general election; a blue state votes for Democratic candidates.
See also related terms for vote.
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23 (SUNA) The Cabinet Affairs Minister, Ahmed Saad Omar accompanied by the Wali of the Blue State, Hussein Blue Nile State, , Hussein Hamad, inaugurated , Saturday, the start of the Nile Kings festival by beating the copper drums and launching the boat race.
Hogan, like Baker, is a Republican governor in a blue state.
He must hold every state Mitt Romney won in 2012, add Ohio, Iowa and Florida, and then flip a blue state or two.
But after a series of jaunts to collect campaign cash behind closed doors, the Texas senator took the stage Monday morning in Orange County - the biggest red county in a blue state - for his first rally on California soil.
The chasm between the two political parties, symbolized by the Red state and Blue state dichotomy, is the manifestation of this cultural split.
As Joe Rospars, co-founder and CEO of Blue State Digital, the agency behind both of Barack Obama's campaigns, said recently in an online interview, "harnessing the power of big data is not about simply analysing antiseptic information, it's about using whatever information is at your disposal to understand the people behind it all".
This leads to my final recommendation: If you live in a blue state, consider relocating to a red state, particularly one that is not complying with Obamacare.
The bourbon is bottled separately as Red State Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Blue State Straight Bourbon Whiskey, two simultaneous releases of handcrafted bourbon.
5% of all blue state headlines framed positively, compared to only 3.
One blue state (Rhode Island) pays as much as it gets.
He was formerly vice president of blueprint interactive, vice president of interactive marketing at MSHC Partners, and political business manager at Blue State Digital.
Far from being from two separate planets, red and blue state citizens seem to inhabit the same neighborhood," wrote BYU's Jeremy Pope and Penn's Matthew Levendusky.