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Subject: The Next State to Likely Turn Red
Date: Thu Sep 25 12:42:11 MDT 2014
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September 25, 2014
 
The Next State to Likely Turn Red

Arkansas' outgoing Democratic governor is one of the most popular governors in the country, but his successor may be a Republican he's already beat.

 

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