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Exploiting Republican Weakness in the Battleground
Monday, December 19 2011

Tags: battleground | democracy corps | house | incumbents | rising american electorate | wvwvaf

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The Rising American Electorate provides opportunities to consolidate gains in the Republican battleground.

A new Democracy Corps/Women's Voices. Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF) survey shows incumbents in 60 Republican-held battleground districts badly out of touch with voters -- especially with the Rising American Electorate (RAE).  These voters (unmarried women, African Americans and Hispanics, and youth) account for a majority of the nation's voting eligible population (53 percent). They drove progressive victories in 2006 and 2008, delivering 69 percent of their vote to congressional Democrats in national surveys.  Opportunities in 2012 for progressive candidates would be much broader if the RAE vote was consolidated and achieved those historic support levels.

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