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Old 03-23-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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People associate the south with conservatism. It includes states like Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, and West Virginia.

Then there is a vast region in the North West also full of conservatives. States like Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Montana.

Is there any difference between the politicians of those two regions?
I don't really like my current governor in Florida, he's not the ideal conservative I am looking for...

Southern states are associated with some bad statistics, but I don't hear much about those north conservative states, although that could be due to their low population.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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People associate the south with conservatism. It includes states like Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, and West Virginia.

Then there is a vast region in the North West also full of conservatives. States like Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Montana.

Is there any difference between the politicians of those two regions?
I don't really like my current governor in Florida, he's not the ideal conservative I am looking for...

Southern states are associated with some bad statistics, but I don't hear much about those north conservative states, although that could be due to their low population.



Be prepared to hear a lot of ignorance about the South. And you left out North Carolina, and Virginia they are as much of the South as the rest.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:53 AM
 
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Be prepared to hear a lot of ignorance about the South. And you left out North Carolina, and Virginia they are as much of the South as the rest.
I didn't leave em out I just named a few states to give the people a good idea of what I think the southern region is.

But if you really want to know how I label conservative states it's like this:

South:

Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
North Carolina
Virginia
Alabama
Mississippi
Louisiana
Arkansas
Missouri
Texas

Appalachian:

Pennsylvania
Kentucky
West Virginia
Tennessee

Midwest:

Kansas
Oklahoma
Nebraska
Iowa
South Dakota
North Dakota
Wisconsin
Illinois
Minnesota
Ohio
Indiana

Northwest:

Alaska
Idaho
Montana
Utah
Wyoming


If I remember my geography correctly, I think that covers just about every conservative state...

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Old 03-23-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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People associate the south with conservatism. It includes states like Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, and West Virginia.

Then there is a vast region in the North West also full of conservatives. States like Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Montana.

Is there any difference between the politicians of those two regions?
I don't really like my current governor in Florida, he's not the ideal conservative I am looking for...

Southern states are associated with some bad statistics, but I don't hear much about those north conservative states, although that could be due to their low population.
Western PA (less unions) is conservative but on the other side of the state is Phili.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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Western PA (less unions) is conservative but on the other side of the state is Phili.
Fair enough.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Back to the OP. Most, if not all states, have conservative politicians and politics coming from both major parties. With many of them, like Maryland which you left out of your geography list, the urban centers drown it out.

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Old 03-23-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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That didn't take long.

Back to the OP. Most, if not all states, have conservative politicians and politics. With many of them, like Maryland which you left out of your geography list, the urban centers drown it out.
Maryland is a pretty small state. I could see how Pennsylvania be a conservative stronghold, but not Maryland, since the DC metro area extends out for miles, into Baltimore.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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North Carolina, south Florida and Virginia are less and less southern each passing year. Probably due to the fact many non southerners live there and their presence has brought about vast improvements in those states.
South Florida IS NOT a state. There are many conservatives in the state, including in Jacksonville.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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States like Wyoming and Idaho are really no different than Mississippi or Georgia. They are social conservatives, and self proclaimed economic conservative (though they really aren't).

The Conservatives in the Mountain West don't thump the Bible quite as hard as far as wanting to push it on everyone else like Southern Conservatives do. But they do tend to be highly religious (in the generic aspect).
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Maryland is a pretty small state. I could see how Pennsylvania be a conservative stronghold, but not Maryland, since the DC metro area extends out for miles, into Baltimore.
That's the 95 corridor. You get outside of that the majority of County governments are Republican dominated or split. Not a stronghold, just the way it is.

What's somewhat funny is that rural Democrats in MD, especially the older ones, are considered just a tad more conservative thinking than Attila the Hun. The Republicans are the liberal enviro-nuts.
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