One of the original 13 colonies and home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, Pennsylvania has a rich history to match its vast national forests and farmland. Once a Republican-leaning state, Pennsylvania has recently become competitive during national elections. Urban areas like Philadelphia and Pittsburg tend to be left-leaning, while the rural parts of… Continue Reading ›

The second largest state in the United States in both area and population, Texas boasts diverse landscapes and a unique cultural history. The Democratic Party dominated Texas politics until the 1990s, when the Republican Party became more prominent. Texas did not support Medicaid expansion and challenged the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court. Texas… Continue Reading ›

Residents in The Beehive State work in a variety of industries, including tourism, manufacturing, agriculture and petroleum production. Approximately 80 percent of Utahans live along the Wasatch Front, which is centered on the state capital in Salt Lake City. The people of Utah lean right and have traditionally supported Republican candidates for public office, particularly… Continue Reading ›

Wisconsin  Badger State residents have cause to celebrate thanks to Wisconsin’s job outlook rank jumping from 49 to 23. Although Wisconsin spent most of its state life supporting the Republican party, the Democratic party started winning every election between 1988 and 2012. During the 2016 election, the state surprised the country again by voting Republican… Continue Reading ›

A landlocked state in the Southeast, Tennessee’s borders are marked by the rugged Appalachians to the east and the Mississippi River to the west. The state ties with Missouri as the state bordering the most states. Home to Nashville, Elvis Presley’s Graceland home, and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee has a bustling cultural… Continue Reading ›

High crime, low student test scores and one of the poorest economic climates in the country make life significantly less enchanting for residents of The Land of Enchantment. Although New Mexican presidential selections have been historically split between the two major parties, the Democratic candidate has been chosen in six out of seven of the… Continue Reading ›

Residents in The Sunshine State are part of the fourth largest economy in the United States. Politically Florida leans to the right and has traditionally supported Republican candidates for public office, particularly the presidency, with the exception of Obama in 2008 and 2012. Florida currently has a Republican governor, Rick Scott who often has been… Continue Reading ›

Since 1980, Mississippi’s electoral college votes have consistently gone to Republican candidates, so it comes as little surprise that the state stood in opposition to the Democrat-supported Affordable Care Act. Mississippi also opted not to expand Medicare to those earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty limit in accordance with ACA guidelines. Enrollment… Continue Reading ›

The Sunflower State is located at the geographic center of the 48 contiguous United States. Politically, however, Kansas is far from centrist as one of the most conservative states in the nation. Kansas’s electoral votes in U.S. presidential elections have only ever gone to three Democratic candidates: Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. Kansas… Continue Reading ›

The Hoosier State has long been considered a Republican stronghold, with Hoosiers supporting a Democrat for president only five times since 1900. A high percentage of Indiana’s income depends on manufacturing, but the state hasn’t been affected as greatly by declines in U.S. manufacturing as its neighboring states. Indiana was one of the states to… Continue Reading ›