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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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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.
I thank Director Carroll for agreeing to testify before our Committee on the opioid crisis, which is devastating American families in red states, blue states, and purple states. It truly is a national epidemic, and we need a national response.
"Whether she holds the seat in 2020 comes down to whether McSally has the capacity and the humility to learn from her mistakes as a campaigner, and chooses a new political team with a proven record of winning in purple states," Domenech said.
Our members live in red, blue, and purple states. I know that because I have had the privilege to visit many of them.
The Russian operatives contacted, among others, a real Texas activist who, evidently assuming they were Americans, advised them to focus on "purple states like Colorado, Virginia & Florida." After that, FBI agents found that the phrase "purple states" became a mantra for the Russian operation.
person that they should focus their activities on 'purple states like Colorado, Virginia & Florida.'"
"I'd love to see it in all the purple states. That's my ultimate goal."
Meanwhile, states like Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and New Mexico, which were once considered purple states, appear to be solid blue states.
"But does this help Republicans as a national party--a party with the ability to compete in purple states? No."
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 0.2 percentage points).
If a governor like Scott or Kasich can manage to win re-election even after infuriating his right-wing base on a key issue, it will send a couple of important messages to other Republicans, at least those in purple states: Yes, the Tea Party can be bucked.
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.