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  Massachusetts in 1988 (search mode)
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Filuwaúrdjan
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« on: August 17, 2006, 07:27:27 am »

Dukakis certainly did better in white, working class areas than Mondale though:





Bush's best CD was the 5th; so the answer to your question, would seem to be yes.
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Filuwaúrdjan
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2006, 11:28:34 am »

also, dukakis was never overly popular with the blue collars in massachusetts.

let's not forget, after only one term as governor, in 1978 dukakis was defeated in the democrat primary by the very conservative edward king (chelsea native)

True, that.

Kerry doesn't seem to have been very popular in working class areas either:



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Filuwaúrdjan
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2006, 12:01:25 pm »

yeah.  i dont think kerry has ever been too popular with the working class.

He was the last Democratic candidate to fall to get elected 5th district (which is basically Lawrence, Lowell and their suburbs). I think that was in 1972 and I'm pretty sure that McGovern, just about, led in it in the Presidential election... 

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2006, 04:57:48 pm »

Both counties voted strongly Republican in the '98 and '02 Gubernatorial elections, and both still have quite a few Republican State Reps.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2006, 07:38:09 pm »

Yes it did; by about 4.7%. It was very close in 1998 though.

Quite a few towns changed between the two elections:



Light blue = R gain, Pink = D gain
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