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A survey found that urban and rural communities feel similarly on a large number of political and economic issues, with inflation being a number one concern for both.
Rural people have often been ascribed with a resentment toward nonrural communities that bleeds into rural identity and politics. Political scientist Kal Munis explains why this is the case.
Incumbent Andy Beshear won reelection and gained ground with rural voters in a state that went for Donald Trump by 25 points in 2020.
Donald Trump won Ohio by 8 points, but Republicans failed to block an abortion-rights amendment to the state constitution. Rural voters were among the groups with the largest shift from 2020.
The importance of health care in campaigns this year could mean a broader debate in 2024, when the nation will vote for a much larger range of federal and state offices.
New poll shows rural areas contain a much higher number of swingable voters than strategists might expect.
The GOP’s failure to promptly nominate a new Speaker of the House is indicative of larger disunity within the party, and carries far-reaching policy concerns along with it.
Southern Illinois is “rowdy” in nature, according to Carbondale’s new city councilwoman, Clare Killman. It’s a quality she loves.
With personal appeal, an unassailable working-class background, and strong stances on popular issues, Brandon Presley may have a shot in the Mississippi governor’s race. Could Elvis Presley’s second cousin help bridge the nation’s political divide?
Organizers see the document as a blueprint for rebuilding trust with rural voters and focusing the Democratic Party on key rural issues.
Despite efforts by the Biden Administration to level the playing field for low-capacity communities, applying for government funding remains a tougher challenge for rural communities.