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Southern Democrats

Generational Change, In-Migration and Democratic Prospects in the South

Glen Browder | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

The historic realignment of southerners from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party stands as one of the most dramatic and consequential developments of the past century. However, recent research offers hopeful signs for regional Democrats.

Deep South Dems Mount Comeback

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats in the conservative Deep South are looking to recapture some old political magic in the 2014 elections. President Barack O...

Democrats' Toughest Battleground In Fight For Senate Control Emerges

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

BY BILL BARROW, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA (AP) — The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats long have struggled, and it's where t...

Southern Democrats Careful On Government Shutdown

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — In the tempest over shutdown politics, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu stands out among Southern Democratic candidates with h...

Eliot Nelson

The Most Democratic County In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Eliot Nelson | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

SANDY HOOK, Ky. -- In 1988, the band Alabama scored a No. 1 country hit with "Song of the South," Bob McDill's tribute to life in rural Dixie. Twangy ...

Is It Time for Southern Democrats to 'Walk Out on the Porch, Pee, Pull the Light Chain, and Go to Bed'?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

Southern Democracy -- defined as entrenched regional rule -- is no more. Republicans now reign throughout most of the South. The best that Southern Democrats can hope for is restoring their party to competitive parity in a two-party system.

Will National Democrats Dump the White Working Class (and 'Southern Democracy')?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

Southern Democracy -- recently purged of moderate-to-conservative leaders, facing the rumored forfeiture of white working class voters, and banking on college-educated professionals and poor minorities -- cannot continue as a competitive force.

Do Southern Democrats Want to Be Politicians or Preachers?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

It may sound like a cynical summarization, but the major problem is that these Democrats are struggling with a tough choice between practicality and ideology in a pretty red region -- with each course representing an uncertain gamble.

How Serious Is the Current Plight of "Southern Democracy"?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

Fundamentally, we are looking at a transformed Southern political system dominated by the Republican Party, particularly in the deep South. Southern Democrats would be well-served to do some sober thinking about their predicament in a still-reddening political environment.

IT'S OVER: Democratic South Finally Falls

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For Democrats in the South, the most ominous part of a disastrous year may not be what happened on Election Day but what has happened in the weeks sin...

White Southern Democrats Nearly Extinct, 'Culturally Unacceptable' In Most Of Dixie

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The white Southern Democrat – endangered since the 1960s civil rights era – is sliding nearer to extinction. After thi...