purple state


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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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They express reversion during development from the recessive white flower condition to the dominant purple state. This reversion produces streaks and sectors of purple anthocyanin pigment in flower petals and seeds that are otherwise white.
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.
"We're a purple state that got universal background checks passed," he told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday, stressing how he can "bring people together on the other side and actually get stuff done."
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?' said Perry."
There was in particular a quote that said "the mediator between brain and muscle must be the heart," and I said, "That's me!" I want to create a purple state, not cater to just a red one or a blue one.
Colorado: Another Republican retirement in a purple state has created a strong Democratic pickup opportunity.
In her election last year in an increasingly purple state, Klobuchar drew support from voters in urban, suburban and rural areas -- including in dozens of counties Trump won in 2016.
"And within the next six to eight years, I believe that Texas will at least be a purple state, if not a blue state."
Presidentially, Nevada is a truly purple state, trending blue perhaps because of changing demographics.
'I think when you have that ground work and when you have the right candidates to excite folks, then you're going to start to see progress and within the next six to eight years, I believe that Texas will at least be a purple state, if not a blue state,' Castro said on CNN."
Graham, who was considered a centrist, was viewed as a more attractive general election candidate in the purple state. Gillum is more liberal, having earned the backing of Vermont Sen.
"Before that, California was very much a purple state, and it was solidly more on the red side than it was on the blue side," Kumar said.
But a retraction would also pose a major political threat to Trump, who is depending on a strong economy to woo swing voters in crucial purple states as he seeks reelection.
"Trump creates a rock-and-a-hard-place scenario for Republicans running in blue-leaning and purple states," said Democratic pollster Geoff Garin.