The Electoral Map is a blog at the intersection of politics and geography.
Who would have thought 30 years ago that the Republicans would be a making a play for Minnesota while the Democrats would have their sights on Virginia? The electoral map has truly evolved. And as it continues to change, we’re going to be tracking it.
But this blog will focus on more than 2008. The Electoral Map will report on anything that has to do with the mapping of elections. We believe that maps tell the story behind the votes. So we’ll bring you the demographics, the history, the sports, the business and the stories that influence the map.
I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what we’re doing right and doing wrong.
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The Electoral Map is primarily written by Patrick Ottenhoff, an analyst for New Media Strategies and a former staff writer for National Journal Group and The Hotline. Ottenhoff graduated from Kent School and Union College and is a native of McLean, Va. His writings have appeared in National Journal, Politico, MSNBC.com and Huffington Post . He’s a Mark Warner-John Warner kind of voter.