US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

Publisher: Roll Call

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30 Nov 2016

Rural Democrats: Party Ignored Us, Suffered the Consequences

Democrats in rural America have a blunt message for the rest of their party: We saw the electoral disaster coming — and it’s your fault.Strategists and party officials say their warnings about the party’s lackluster outreach to rural voters went unheeded by Democratic leaders for years, culminating in this month’s shock defeat to Donald Trump. A presidential candidate who actually performed poorly in many cities and suburbs nonetheless scored an upset victory because of a surge in support from small towns and rural areas.
Democrats in rural America have a blunt message for the rest of their party: We saw the electoral disaster coming —...

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