Professor Ed Larson, "The West Coast is Now, Officially, the Blue Pacific" -- The Hill
Professor Edward J. Larson's opinion article, "The West Coast is Now, Officially, the Blue Pacific," is published in The Hill. The article considers that for the first time since the rise of the modern Republican Party prior to the Civil War, Democrats will hold every U.S. House district on the West Coast.
Excerpt from "The West Coast is Now, Officially, the Blue Pacific"
Given the reigning conventional wisdom that the West Coast leans left, many may shrug off this development as unsurprising or even wonder why it had not happened before. As a historical phenomenon, however, it constitutes the culmination of a notable geographical shift in partisan identity.
The complete article may be found in The Hill