red state


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red state

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

[From the fact that states that have elected Republican candidates are often colored red 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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But now the focus shifts to Jones, the lesser-known victor who pulled out a narrow win in a deeply red state.
The results are nothing short of an embarrassment for President Donald Trump and a disaster for Republicans in Washington as the reliably red state of Alabama elected its first Democratic senator since the early 1990s.
Patrick's appointment comes at a time when Democrats are eying Texas, a solidly red state, as more competitive than usual, buoyed by a series of polls showing Trump leading his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, by only single digits.
He was due to address a conference in Atlanta organised by conservative group Red State.
Red State chief Erick Erickson said he had disinvited Trump from the event because of what he described as "demeaning" remarks about Kelly who was one of three moderators during the first major Republican debate on Thursday night in Cleveland.
It's primary time there, and I got a good look at red state politics.
Ali Mohamed Musa Tawer has said, in statement to SUNA, that it was agreed with the government of the Red State, represented in its Wali (governor) Dr.
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.
Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America's Heartland, Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University Press, 488 pages
RED STATE 18 Red State has both flair and wit as three teenagers looking for online thrills with an older woman find themselves at the mercy of Christian extremists in middle America.
The bourbon is bottled separately as Red State Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Blue State Straight Bourbon Whiskey, two simultaneous releases of handcrafted bourbon.
As such, the expectation was that for the "next-day" coverage of the law being upheld, red state newspapers would react more critically to the news, and the blue states would offer a more celebratory take.