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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:42 AM

If KY is so red how is it they elected a Dem for governor in the two terms before Bevin? nt

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Reply If KY is so red how is it they elected a Dem for governor in the two terms before Bevin? nt (Original post)
LAS14 Nov 2019 OP
OliverQ Nov 2019 #1
5X Nov 2019 #2
Norbert Nov 2019 #3
BumRushDaShow Nov 2019 #4
LAS14 Nov 2019 #5
edhopper Nov 2019 #6
mathematic Nov 2019 #7

Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:43 AM

1. Lots of blue collar workers who are very conservative

 

vote Democratic because of the long history of Democrats in the South and their support of blue collar workers. Same reason West Virginia votes for a Democratic Senator.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:49 AM

2. Used to be that way in Okla. but the repubs changed that with right to work(get fired) laws. n/t

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:56 AM

3. In the last 48 years or so there were several Democratic governors

With just Bevin and Ernie Fletcher as GOP governors. Both were voted out after one term.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 12:07 PM

4. That's what I keep saying

The urban areas are blue and yes much of the rest of the state is red, but those urban areas have a population that is equivalent to a pile of rural counties combined. If anything, at least from what I saw last night with Kornacki's wild gyrations, the across-the-Ohio-River Cincinnati 'burbs in Kentucky, have been bluing up a bit more of late and may have really helped make the difference to offset the higher turnouts from the more sparsely populated red areas.

I think that like what you see with Jon Tester in MT, some states have those "favorite sons". Hell... it almost seems like fairytale land when you think of someone like John D. Rockefeller IV been such a long-time U.S. Senator in a state like West Virginia!

(stuff shifts with the time)

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:10 PM

5. Given Bevin's rating as 2nd least approved of governor and KY's history....

... of electing Dem governors, I'm thinking the outcome last night may not be significant after all. Except, of course, that Stupid decided it was so significant that it would be a referendum on him. We have much to thank him for... like releasing that letter.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:19 PM

6. Because if it wasn't that Red

the worst Governor in the country would not have been that close to re-election.

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Response to LAS14 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:23 PM

7. Too stubborn to change party affiliation prior to the last decade

Plenty of old-school democrats in KY & WV are essentially trumpists. Like that county clerk that was denying same sex marriage licenses.

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