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William Z. Foster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 07:22 PM
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109. the specific suburbs
I am not talking about the blue collar suburbs, of course, since that is not who is claiming to speak for Detroit on this thread. We are not talking just Grosse Point or Bloomfield Hills, either. Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, Farmington Hills, Pleasant Ridge, Auburn Heights or whatever they call it, Northville, Dearborn, out as far now as Plymouth and Fenton and Holly and Ann Arbor, etc. Out Gratiot, and Van Dyke, and downriver are more blue collar.

After the movement of UAW workers to Macomb county, that area became the quintessential "Reagan Democrat" region and got national attention for that. It only recently went back to the Democrats. Rural Michigan also trended strongly Democratic in the last two elections. The areas around Detroit where the educated management class lives is where conservatism is still strong, along with the Dutch Calvinist area near Grand Rapids and s few pockets of upscale suburbia elsewhere.
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