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Harris Goes Blue [11/05/2008 02:36:00 PM]:
Holy crap. I knew it was a big deal that Harris Co.
, in which a large chunk of Houston happens to be located, went for Obama yesterday
, but I didn't realize 'til looking it up just now on Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
that it's the first time since Lyndon Johnson
ran for re-election in 1964 that the county went blue.
Heck, even Bexar Co., which generally seems to me to be more conservative, with all the military folks over there, went blue for Clinton in '92 & '96, for Carter in '76, and for Humphrey in '68.
Harris Co., though, hasn't voted for a Democrat for President in 44 years. 'Til now. Wow.
We may not have been enough to take Texas, but I'm proud to have been a part of that historic moment. Great work, y'all.
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