Utah Politics Stay Rock-Solid Red
ANDREA SEABROOK, host:
The Democratic tide that drenched America last week left one state as dry as an island in the stream - Utah, the Beehive State, whose politics after midterms remain as red as the rock monuments in its national parks.
Democrats in Utah, despite their best attempts, remained completely in control of a very solid minority. Before the election, four out of five members of Congress were Republican. In the state Senate, Democrats were down 21 to eight; in the House, 56 to 19. After the election, exactly the same. What does this say about Utah? Not easily swayed by peer pressure? Too square to be hip? The state is almost square.
Whatever the reason, Utah politics remained rock solid, and about as likely to go blue as those same red rock monuments. And perhaps the rest of the nation should take heed. After all, the lyrics to Utah's state song say, Utah, getting bigger and better, Utah, always leading the way.
(Soundbite of Utah's state song).
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