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50-State Strategy: Florida

Power-Building Strategy: Rebuild from the ground up. Florida is a challenging state. In 2020, Democrats lost two House seats and the presidency. A series of close gubernatorial elections have kept the GOP in control of state government for over two

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50-State Strategy: Minnesota

Power-Building Strategy: Flip the State Senate blue. Minnesota, like Michigan that we profiled yesterday, was another top Democratic legislative target where we fell short in 2020. Democrats came heartbreakingly close, losing the

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50-State Strategy: Michigan

Power-Building Strategy: Flip the Michigan legislature blue. Michigan was a top state legislative target for Democrats in 2020, and pre-election polling showed Democrats in a position to win the four seats they

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50-State Strategy: Maryland

Power-Building Strategy: Draw an 8-0 Democratic congressional map as part of the redistricting process. Democrats in Maryland: Pass the 8-0 map. Why not? Republicans just made it illegal to give people waiting

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50-State Strategy: Maine

Power-Building Strategy: Pass the National Popular Vote Compact. Three times in American history has a Presidential candidate been elected without winning the popular vote. Each time it has divided the nation and

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50-State Strategy: Louisiana

Power-Building Strategy: Use Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards’s leverage to create an additional Black congressional district.  As with Governor Beshear’s election in Kentucky that we highlighted yesterday, Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards’s

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50-State Strategy: Kentucky

Power-Building Strategy: Flip KY-6 blue. Kentucky is another state where the Democratic brand is heading in the wrong direction. Despite Mitch McConnell’s unpopularity (even within the state), Amy McGrath’s $100 million couldn’t

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50-State Strategy: Kansas

Power-building strategy: Continue to grow with college-educated voters.  Kansas, once a Republican bastion, has seen Democratic gains over the last half-decade due to an extremely unpopular Republican agenda and the growing college-educated

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50-State Strategy: Iowa

Power-building strategy: Rebuild with non-college white voters. In the Senate section of the 2040 Project we give an overview of the demographics of battleground states, and Iowa has the distinction of having

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50-State Strategy: Indiana

Power-Building Strategy: Flip IN-5 blue. Gains among college-educated voters in 2018 powered Democrats to a large congressional majority. In 2020, districts like IN-5, where over 45% of voters are college-educated, were next

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