downstater

down·state

 (doun′stāt′)
n.
The southerly section of a state in the United States.
adv. & adj.
To, from, or in the southerly section of a state.

down′stat′er n.
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downstater

(ˈdaʊnˌsteɪtə)
n
(Peoples) US a person from downstate
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In many respects McShane is a typical Catskills forest owner - a downstater who moved to the region to escape urbanization.
the fear, distrust and haughty envy of the great metropolis, in the shallows near the surfaces, of the downstater .
A downstater himself, he has grown up with an understanding of how disregarded and disenchanted rural Illinois feels.
Out of six Democrats and two Republicans running, he is, after all, the only downstater. But there's a ring of at least some truth in it too.
Those Downstaters (unlike now, the Democrats had quite a few back then) were furious at being passed over for one of the most liberal Chicago women in the chamber.
Upstaters tend to be more socially and fiscally conservative, and Downstaters more liberal.").
The completion of the I-69 dream is nearer than anyone imagined, Daniels told downstaters who ve long complained of being neglected by Indianapolis.
According to RAP's volunteer Chair, the event is of particular relevance to Downstaters: "Insurance professionals in this region face much different scenarios and challenges in the industry than their colleagues throughout New York state," said Long Island RAP Committee Chair Peter Resnick.
Abner Mikva, the former Congressman and federal judge who got his political start in Chicago with cumulative voting and three-seat districts, has observed that this system "helped us synthesize some of our differences, made us realize that even though we were different from the downstaters, different from the suburbanites, we had a lot in common that held us together as a single state."
His platform represents perhaps the only issues on which New Yorkers (especially downstaters) can agree.
44 percent of Downstaters said they have a favorable impression of Rauner and 51 percent would vote for a Rauner-backed candidate over a Madigan-backed candidate.
Some downstaters "look to the north and see everythings here ...