April 12, 2015

PLAY THEM ALL:

Obama conquered the West for Democrats, but now it's back in play (MARK Z. BARABAK, 4/12/15, LA Times)

If anything, the interior West has grown even more competitive, as Republicans rolled up big midterm victories last year in Colorado and Nevada. They kept single-party control of Arizona's capital and, from all appearances, pushed Montana off the table for Democrats.

The ups and downs of Obama and his party, the Republican comeback after two losing presidential campaigns, and the demographic changes remaking the face of the country have been broadly writ across the Rocky Mountain West, and what happens here could go a long way toward deciding which party wins the White House in 2016.

Posted by at April 12, 2015 7:51 AM
  

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