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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Where Dems need to pay attention

Two of the 36 towns that voted for both Trump and
Murphy are in Union Count. (Images from

The Ledger has an interesting story on its website about the 36 New Jersey towns that voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election and Phil Murphy in the 2017 gubernatorial election (see here).

Of course, disgust with Chris Christie could have influenced the results, at least in part.

But there are towns here that I think demonstrate the success of Trump's populist appeal (especially on jobs and immigration) that would have been considered traditionally Democratic.

By way of illustration, consider the two Union County towns that are on the list -- Garwood and Winfield Park.

Time for the Democrats to pay attention.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]
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