Bush-Obama America

Swing Counties: Places to Watch in the Future


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Jul, 02
Senate Republican candidates Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel both looked evil to me: Cochran was the conservative incumbent candidate who stood in favor of stricter voter ID laws, and Chris McDaniel was a Tea Party member who openly yearned for a return to the pre-Civil Rights state of Mississippi on the campaign trail.

A New Mississippi? Not So Fast

By Courtenay Brown

Senate Republican candidates Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel both looked evil to me: Cochran was the conservative incumbent candidate who stood in favor of stricter voter ID laws, and McDaniel was a Tea Party member who openly

Jul, 01
His last name is actually Sheriff. Yet, while growing up in Yazoo, Mississippi, Jacob Sheriff never thought he would one day wear the name as a prefix and actually become Sheriff Jacob Sheriff.

New Mississippi? Black Sheriff and Former GOP County Chair Now Obama Fan

Sheriff Jacob Sheriff

Sheriff Jacob Sheriff, Yazoo Mississippi

                                                 by David J. Dent

His last name is actually Sheriff. Yet, while growing up in Yazoo, Mississippi, Jacob Sheriff never thought he would one day wear the name as a prefix and actually become Sheriff …

Jun, 28

Mississippi Bush-Obama counties’ demographics

Demographics of Mississippi Bush-Obama America Counties

Source: Census Bureau

 

Mississippi-state-seal

Chickasaw County

Population, 2013 Estimation

Chickasaw County

Mississippi State

2013 Population

17,311

2,991,207

White Population % (2012)

55.2%

59.9%

Black or African American alone % (2012)

43.2%

37.4%

American Indian

Jun, 28

Cochran-McDaniel showdown in Bush-Obama counties

Mississippi Bush-Obama Counties

 

Cochran-McDaniel

CochranThad(R-MS)

Mcdaniel

Chickasaw

52.5% Cochran

47.5% McDaniel

 

Copiah

55.4% Cochran

44.6% McDaniel

 

Oktibbeha

71% Cochran

29% McDaniel

 

Pike

53.3% Cochran

46.7% McDaniel

 

Yazoo

61.1% Cochran

38.9% McDaniel

Jun, 28
There are now 128 Bush-Obama counties when considering the 2012 election. George Bush won those counties in 2000 and 2004 while Barack Obama carried them in 2008 and 2012. Now the battle rages in Bush-Obama America with eyes focused on 2014 and 2016 and the issues that divide those counties and the nation. They continue to be places where social, cultural, economic and political change is often tense yet constant.

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