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U.S. West No Longer Bastion of Republican Politics

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U.S. West No Longer Bastion of Republican Politics

Election 2008

U.S. West No Longer Bastion of Republican Politics

U.S. West No Longer Bastion of Republican Politics

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Voters in the Rocky Mountain West are no longer reliably "red," or Republican. The region's increasingly urban political texture is changing opinions on education, immigration and the environment.

Larry Swanson, director of the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana in Missoula, talks to Liane Hansen about these changes.

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