Benton County, like the rest of the conservative Bible Belt of the Ozarks and Ouachitas, is overwhelmingly Republican. However, it has been for a longer period of time than the rest of the region. It voted Republican in 1928 and 1944, while Harry S. Truman was the last Democratic presidential contender to win the county in 1948. In recent years, however, Clinton has managed to carry Benton County twice when he ran for president.
Benton County is part of the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. Like much of the rural south, it has shifted right over the past few decades. But unlike most other regions, there have been no significant changes to its electoral makeup. The county's population has increased since 1980 but not enough to offset the losses from other areas of Arkansas and even some other states.
Benton County is also unique among Arkansas counties in that it does not border another state. It is surrounded by Louisiana on all sides except for one small corner near the center. This fact probably helps explain why so many Arkansans live here who don't belong to any church. There are several small Christian groups that hold services in private homes but not all Christians attend church regularly.
There are two major cities in Benton County - West Helena and Elkins. They are about 20 miles apart and each has around 10,000 people. Together they account for more than half the population of the county.
Johnson County has always been heavily Republican. It voted Republican in every presidential election from 1916 through 2016. No Democratic candidate has ever won county-wide here.
However, Donald Trump did win a majority of the vote in 2016. This is only the second time since World War II that the county has voted for a Democrat for president. The other time was when Lyndon B. Johnson won the county in 1964.
Additionally, Johnson County is now considered "lean Republican". The GOP holds all but one seat on the county commission, and there is no public polling to suggest why Judge Dale Phillips might be different from the rest of his colleagues. However, Republicans do dominate local politics elsewhere in Kansas - including in the city of Wichita, where Ken Wilson is mayor, and in the counties surrounding it such as Stafford and Douglas.
There have been some indications that younger voters are starting to turn away from the Republican Party. In 2014, Republicans lost four seats in the Kansas Senate while still winning most elections at the state level that year.
However, these losses were mostly among older senators who had held office for many years and weren't replaced by newer politicians. And recent elections have shown continued Republican dominance in Kansas.
Allen County, formed by Parker in 1904, has since become a staunch Republican stronghold. It was one of five Ohio counties to vote for Barry Goldwater in 1964, along with Delaware, Fulton, Hancock, and Union, and the last Democrat to win the county was Franklin Roosevelt in his 1936 landslide. Since then no Democratic candidate has come close to winning the county.
In every presidential election since 1940, Allen County has voted for the winner. The only exception is when it came down to George W. Bush vs. John Kerry in 2004. In that race, Allen County went for Kerry by a small margin (50.91% to 49.09%).
Currently the county is solidly Republican, with Trump carrying the county by a wide margin (56.67% to 30.77%).
Former governor Ted Strickland was born in Fort Wayne on July 21,1949. He grew up there and attended Harvard University, from which he graduated with honors in 1971. After college Strickland moved to Columbus, where he worked as an assistant district attorney before being elected mayor in 1995. He served two terms before being defeated by Mike Cox.
Strickland ran for president in 2008 but lost the primary to former senator John Edwards. Edwards won Indiana during that year's primary election but died shortly thereafter. So instead of going to Congress as expected, Strickland took over as chairman of John Kerry's presidential campaign.
Clay County is located in Indiana's 8th congressional district, Indiana Senate Districts 38 and 39, and Indiana House Districts 42, 44, and 46. Clay County is a Republican stronghold. County voters have backed the Republican Party nominee in 73 percent (24 of 34) of elections since 1888, through 2020. The last Democrat to win Clay County was Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.
District boundaries are responsible for most of this success. The 8th District is primarily made up of rural areas west of Indianapolis that have gone for Republicans in every election since 1962. No Democrat has come close to winning here.
The 7th District includes parts of central Indiana around Bloomington and Indianapolis. This area has been represented by a Democrat since 1961, when John C. Watts defeated former U.S. Representative Albert R. McLean Jr. Watts was then re-elected five times before being defeated by Republican Mike Sodrel in 2003.
Since then, Democrats have not even come close to winning this district. The closest they've gotten is in 2007, when Jim Oberweis nearly upset Sodrel. Since then, Republicans have dominated voting in the district, with Sodrel winning again in 2011 and 2013 and Oberweis coming within 1 percentage point in 2009 and 2015.
Oberweis is now seeking a third term in 2019.
Geographical politics Linn County, located between the liberal cities of Eugene and Salem, has voted for the Republican presidential candidate in every election since 1980. Southern Oregon is similarly a Republican stronghold, with the exception of Jackson County, which votes for both Republican and Democratic candidates on a regular basis.
The Trump campaign claims that if this state were to vote tomorrow it would go for Trump. Democrats argue that since Lincoln County, which surrounds and includes Portland, has gone for Trump only 3 times since 1964 when given the choice between the two parties' candidates they can guarantee that Hillary Clinton will win Oregon.
However, Republicans claim that since Lincoln County has gone for Clinton twice before voting for Trump then she will win the state again.
In conclusion, Oregon is a red state.
Missouri's Clay County
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Bentonville, in Benton County, is one of Arkansas's greatest locations to live. Bentonville provides people with a sparse suburban vibe, and the majority of homeowners own their houses. There are several parks in Bentonville. Bentonville is home to many families and young professionals, and its citizens lean conservative. There is a limited selection of food options, but most everything can be found within a 15-minute drive of the town center.
Bentonville was founded in 1871 by Thomas Walter Benton, who designed the city's first buildings. He also played an important role in establishing what would become Washington College in nearby Washington. Bentonville is now home to over 100 businesses including Walmart, the world's largest retailer.
Bentonville has a population of around 70,000 people and is located about 50 miles south of Little Rock. It is surrounded by farms and wooded areas. The city center is compact and easy to navigate. There are lots of restaurants and bars in Bentonville, as well as a theatre group that puts on two major productions each year.
Bentonville has excellent school systems, with four high schools and several middle schools in the area. Public education is free for residents who qualify. Students have access to libraries with over 1 million books, research centers, and computer labs. Sports are popular in Bentonville - especially football and basketball - and there are many community events throughout the year.