purple state


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purple state

n.
A state whose electorate votes in roughly equal measure for Republican and Democratic candidates in a statewide election.

[On the model of blue state and red state.]
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In a major defeat to the administration of President Donald Trump, voters in the purple state of Maine decided Tuesday to expand access to the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
org), Milwaukee Rep managing director Chad Bauman writes about making theatre in a purple state, and David Dudley checks in with such protest theatre stalwarts as Double Edge Theatre, Bread and Puppet Theater, and Jean-Claude van Itallie.
I want to create a purple state, not cater to just a red one or a blue one.
Red and purple state Democratic senators know that if they vote to confirm Sotomayor, they will face a lot of unhappy constituents back home," Mr.
What they do with it will say a lot about the future of New Hampshire politics and whether it will be perceived as a red, blue or purple state in the future.
They express reversion during development from the recessive white flower condition to the dominant purple state.
But his drawing has progressively become more concerned with formal issues, particularly color relationships: smooth patches of gray, blue, and green ink, orange highways cutting across purple state lines.
Acxiom found that this purple population may not be as ambivalent as they seem, but that both the Democratic and Republican candidates have an opportunity to win them over by targeting their messages to the purple state voter's interests and behaviors.
If California becomes a purple state, and Democrats can no longer assume its 20 percent of 270 electoral votes, Republicans nationwide will be indebted to the immigrants' son who plucked up Goldwater's banner of conservatism with a Western libertarian flavor.
Competition is good, but the idea that Texas is going to become a purple state, or even a blue state is out of the realm of - give me a time frame - are we talking 50 years?