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purple state

In U.S. general elections, a state that votes in roughly equal proportion for candidates of both the Democratic and Republican Parties. Primarily heard in US. Whoever is going to win the election will have to focus their power on swinging the purple states of the country in their favor.
See also: purple, state
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Meanwhile, states like Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and New Mexico, which were once considered purple states, appear to be solid blue states.
Of the five Senate contests in purple states -- Iowa, Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Colorado -- this is currently the closest: The Real Clear Politics average of polls shows a tie (Ernst ahead by 0.
SWING STATES: Also known as purple states or battleground states, swing states have a large number of undecided voters.
That leaves 10 or so swing states (aka battleground states or purple states, because they're neither red nor blue), which could go either way.
Below, we examine several toss-up or purple states that will play a major role in electing the next president.
Republicans are set to lose incumbent senators not only in purple states like New Hampshire and Colorado but normally deep-red states like North Carolina and Arkansas.
For those who eschew partisan politics, The United Purple States of America is available; the cocktail involves cranberry juice, blue Curacao, lemon juice and Skyy Raspberry Infused Vodka.
And, Plouffe added, in purple states like Virginia the campaign will be relying on Republican and independent Obama enthusiasts to proselytize to friends and relatives as part of a "persuasion army.
The Democrats have to do well in big states in which they traditionally do well, but you can also make a case that they have to do well in many of the smaller red or purple states where they haven't done well," he said.
But in Congress, some Democrats, mostly from red or purple states and wary of being attacked as insufficiently fierce on illegal immigration, are also going the enforcement-only route.
Airing ads in Spanish in New Mexico and other purple states, which declaim the increase in home-ownership among Hispanic families.
Acxiom([R]) Corporation's study, titled "The Purple States - Why They Affect Elections," lays out what presidential candidates should focus on to win critical votes before Election Day.
Referred to as battleground states or purple states, these districts have comparable support for both parties, making their outcome nearly impossible to predict.
This unusual combination - underperforming but still probably winning Republican states, possibly overperforming in purple states - suggests a true black swan endgame: Not Trump 44, Hillary 43, but Hillary 45, Trump 43 .
However, Kansas--like the tour's later stops in Arkansas, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia--was all part of Campbell's effort to take this tour to so-called red and purple states --that is, to those states not necessarily on board with NETWORK'S admittedly progressive policies.