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ilikeverin
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« on: August 20, 2004, 11:17:42 am »

In terms of hometowns, what matters more: the town where you were born, or the town where you were raised?

For instance, would I get a bigger bump in Allen County, IN (Home of Fort Wayne, IN, where I was born), or Hennepin County, MN (Home of my current place of residence), where I moved when I was 4?
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2004, 11:21:49 am »

I say were you were raised.
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2004, 11:28:19 am »

Your hometown will give you the biggest bump. Herbert Hoover won West Branch in 1932, when he won few cities in Iowa.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2004, 11:54:04 am »

And LBJ won Gillespie county, TX in 1964 (Gillespie has voted GOP every election since the Civil War, except for 1912 and 1964)
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2004, 04:53:52 pm »

I left where i was born when i was 2 months old and i was raised on several army bases.

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2004, 05:42:46 am »

LBJ and Hoover were born and raised at these places, at least for part of their youth.
If you're just born somewhere and immediately left, it won't matter unless that place is verysmall and obscure.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2004, 11:00:10 am »

Hoover won the votes of Stanford University in Oregon in both 1928 and 1932 (and a write-in in 1920) because he attended the first graduating class of Stanford.

He served his first elected position there, as Class Treasurer. He other elected position was US President.
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2004, 12:02:52 pm »

Hoover won the votes of Stanford University in Oregon in both 1928 and 1932 (and a write-in in 1920) because he attended the first graduating class of Stanford.

He served his first elected position there, as Class Treasurer. He other elected position was US President.


Is there another Stanford in Oregon or did you just type that wrong? THE Stanford University is in California (in or near Palo Alto).

He attened Stanford in Califnorina, my mistake. He had his home built on it's grounds.

I make enough mistakes while typing, don't I? Smiley My apologies.
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2004, 06:11:24 pm »

I make enough mistakes while typing, don't I? Smiley My apologies.

Yes you do, espcially because there is no state of Califnorina Smiley


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No harm intended Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2004, 09:07:35 pm »

In terms of hometowns, what matters more: the town where you were born, or the town where you were raised?

It would be most important which state/district you got elected to Congress/Governor/Mayor,etc.   in.
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2004, 07:42:59 am »

LBJ and Hoover were born and raised at these places, at least for part of their youth.
If you're just born somewhere and immediately left, it won't matter unless that place is verysmall and obscure.
Correction: LBJ was actually raised in neighboring Blanco County.
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2004, 07:45:27 am »

LBJ and Hoover were born and raised at these places, at least for part of their youth.
If you're just born somewhere and immediately left, it won't matter unless that place is verysmall and obscure.
Correction: LBJ was actually raised in neighboring Blanco County.


The Johnson name is gold in both counties
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2004, 07:50:30 am »

LBJ and Hoover were born and raised at these places, at least for part of their youth.
If you're just born somewhere and immediately left, it won't matter unless that place is verysmall and obscure.
Correction: LBJ was actually raised in neighboring Blanco County.


The Johnson name is gold in both counties
The county town of Blanco is called Johnson City, so I guess that dates back to before LBJ. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2004, 07:56:36 am »

LBJ and Hoover were born and raised at these places, at least for part of their youth.
If you're just born somewhere and immediately left, it won't matter unless that place is verysmall and obscure.
Correction: LBJ was actually raised in neighboring Blanco County.


The Johnson name is gold in both counties
The county town of Blanco is called Johnson City, so I guess that dates back to before LBJ. Smiley

Johnson City is named after an ancester of LBJ's... pretty much the only way a Democrat can win in that part of Texas is to have the surname "Johnson".
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2004, 08:47:15 am »

LBJ and Hoover were born and raised at these places, at least for part of their youth.
If you're just born somewhere and immediately left, it won't matter unless that place is verysmall and obscure.
Correction: LBJ was actually raised in neighboring Blanco County.


The Johnson name is gold in both counties
The county town of Blanco is called Johnson City, so I guess that dates back to before LBJ. Smiley

Johnson City is named after an ancester of LBJ's... pretty much the only way a Democrat can win in that part of Texas is to have the surname "Johnson".
Thank God that's a common surname! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2004, 08:10:16 pm »

I was born and raised in the same city, however I didn't actually live in that city until I was about 9. I doubt I would get much of a boost there, considering that it's Bismarck, North Dakota.

Prior to living there, I live in solid Dem Ft. Yates, although that's due to it being located on the Sioux Indiana Reservation, so I'd win there easily anyway.

Since MSU, Mankato isn't a very big school, I'd probably do even better than average for a Democrat here assuming this is where I graduate.
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2004, 10:58:53 am »

In terms of hometowns, what matters more: the town where you were born, or the town where you were raised?

It would be most important which state/district you got elected to Congress/Governor/Mayor,etc.   in.

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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2004, 08:30:28 am »

I was born and raised in the same city, however I didn't actually live in that city until I was about 9. I doubt I would get much of a boost there, considering that it's Bismarck, North Dakota.

Prior to living there, I live in solid Dem Ft. Yates, although that's due to it being located on the Sioux Indiana Reservation, so I'd win there easily anyway.

Why did you live there? Tell me more! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2004, 11:02:32 am »

well my parents graduated from Minnesota State University, Moorhead (the city just across the river from Fargo) and then lived in Fargo for the couple years before I was born looking for jobs. My dad had a teaching degree and then got offered a job down there, so they took it. Then I was born shortly after, but was actually born in Bismarck because that's where the closest high quality hospital was. Both of my brothers were later born in the same manner. I lived there until 2nd grade and remember there being only one other white kid in my 2nd grade class. Well then when I was 9 my parents decided it would be be better to actually live in Bismarck rather than have to commute up there everytime we wanted to go to the mall or buy serious groceries, and because the schools were much better for me and my brother entering 1st grade. so my dad carpooled down there with some other peope in the same living situation for about a year until he got a job in Bismarck. Because of that I've always felt a familiarity and relation to Native American culture though.
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