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Reagan Country Turns Blue

Posted on AllSides August 15th, 2019
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When I moved to Orange County in the mid-1990s, it was still the most Republican county, in raw numbers, in the United States. Virtually anyone with serious political ambition there ran as a Republican, although changes were starting to appear. Democrat Loretta Sanchez eked out a victory over GOP firebrand “B-1 Bob” Dornan in the 1996 congressional election — something Dornan blamed on invalid votes, but others knew was a sign of things to come.

I met Rep. Dornan at a conservative organizing event in Des Moines as he tried...

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