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  •  Missouri is not deep red. (1+ / 0-)
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    TomorrowsProgressives

    I am shouting this from the mountaintops because it is a persistent myth. Obama BARELY lost Missouri in 2008. I remember the election returns, but here is Wikipedia:

    "Missouri was won by Republican nominee John McCain by a 0.1% margin of victory."

    He didn't compete here at all in 2012, and didn't need to.

    We have Dem governors all the time. Dem Secs of State often.

    This trope that MO is deep red is untrue. I am a progressive in Springfield,the third-largest city, and I know lots of Dems who are very liberal. Look at state offices. Look at our history going as the nation goes. I am a college teacher and I can tell you the youth is WAY more liberal now than ten years ago.

    We are an evidence-based community - let's get this right,and fight to turn MO blue. It can happen. Fairly easily.

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