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Why “Purple Voters” Count


In an op-ed for CNN.com, Lawrence Levy, vice president for economic development and professional studies and executive dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, discusses why suburban swing voters are so crucial to national elections.

“What the suburbs tell us is not necessarily who can win party caucuses and primaries, in which the candidates speak mostly to “blue” Democrats, but the candidates who can attract ‘purple voters” when it most counts — in general elections,” he writes. Read more.

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