Regular work duties kept The Electoral Map busy this week, but next week is going to be big. On the docket are two over-arching, in-depth looks at the electoral map.
The first is a look at both Democratic candidates’ arguments about their electability. Hillary Clinton looks like she’d be strong in general election in the Midwest and in Appalachia and Barack Obama looks poised to draw in unprecedented numbers of independent voters in the fast-growing areas in the West and the mid-Atlantic. Meanwhile, John McCain has his eye on California and the Northeast.
The second is a comparison of New York to Florida. The Empire State is set to loose two congressional seats after the 2010 reapportionment while the Sunshine State is slated to gain two. New York’s governor is in the gutter; Florida is a rising star. New York has lost hundreds of thousands of jobs Upstate and Florida is full of boomtowns. Even in sports, New York has the halls of fame of yesteryear’s sports like baseball, boxing and horse racing while Florida hosts today’s blockbusters like the Daytona 500 and the Super Bowl.
Stay tuned, and thanks again for your continued readership.