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Democrats' hunt for the white working-class male voter
Democrats' hunt for the white working-class male voter

Democrats were once the party of the white working man — but that was a long time ago. In the 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama won only one-third of the votes of white working-class men, a modern-day low. Mitt Romney, who didn't seem much like a blue-collar guy, swept the votes of those working stiffs by a huge margin. In the 2014 congressional election, Democratic candidates did even worse, one of the main reasons they lost nine Senate seats and their Senate majority. That imbalance has tormented Democratic activists, who still see themselves as champions of the working class, the party's core identity for most of the last century. “If Democrats...

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