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America’s 100 most conservative-friendly counties
The Daily Caller | March 15-19, 2010 | Chris Palko

Posted on 03/19/2010 2:59:16 PM PDT by EveningStar

The Daily Caller is ranking the 100 conservative friendliest counties in America. The rankings were determined using the following criteria:

There are two qualifications:

A “county” must be a county-level unit, which includes parishes in Louisiana, independent cities in Virginia and boroughs/municipalities in Alaska

The population must be over 50,000 as of 2008.

Results:

81-100

61-80

41-60

21-40

1-20


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservative; conservativecounties; counties; dailycaller
Supersedes earlier thread
1 posted on 03/19/2010 2:59:16 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: ctdonath2; rae4palin

ping


2 posted on 03/19/2010 3:01:02 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

#6. Collin County, TX.
Home, sweet home.


3 posted on 03/19/2010 3:02:07 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: EveningStar

Nice to see two in my home state, CO.


4 posted on 03/19/2010 3:04:06 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: EveningStar

I’m in #12. #18 is the county just south of me. We sit here and look at the People’s Republic of Boulder and scratch our heads thinking they must be on another planet...


5 posted on 03/19/2010 3:06:00 PM PDT by RedDogzRule ("The main thing to avoid during fasting is eating one another." - Metropolitan Vladimir, UOC)
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To: EveningStar

YEAH...my town made it. I figured it would, but we are growing and will have to work hard to keep it that way. Lots of loser liberals are moving to Texas trying to spoil our nest after they have screwed up their own cities.


6 posted on 03/19/2010 3:06:16 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: EveningStar

Woo-hoo! We’re #1. Small wonder that Marsha Blackburn is our Congresswoman.


7 posted on 03/19/2010 3:06:37 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: EveningStar

And my dad is number 3!


8 posted on 03/19/2010 3:08:17 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: al_c

Nice to Williamson County come in at 34.


9 posted on 03/19/2010 3:08:27 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: EveningStar

No Dallas, TX !!


10 posted on 03/19/2010 3:12:06 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: EveningStar

I’m surprised to not see Pennington County, South Dakota on the list.


11 posted on 03/19/2010 3:16:39 PM PDT by SoDak (bitter clinger)
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To: EveningStar

Can we see the top conservative minded countries, because we aren’t in one anymore, sadly.


12 posted on 03/19/2010 3:20:59 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: EveningStar

Can’t believe they didn’t have Greenville County or Pickens County in South Carolina anywhere in the top 100. Leads me to believe they might want to modfiy their algorithm a bit.


13 posted on 03/19/2010 3:23:30 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: EveningStar

Darn, only 79th.


14 posted on 03/19/2010 3:26:16 PM PDT by TWfromTEXAS (Life is the one choice that pro choicers will not support.)
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To: secret garden

We almost had a Marsha for our Senator.

I’m not even going to look at the ratings. Tell me when Massachusetts cracks the list.


15 posted on 03/19/2010 3:28:43 PM PDT by Former War Criminal (My senior Senator (who served in Vietnam) said so.)
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To: EveningStar

Utah has five! It would have many more extremely conservative counties except the population doesn’t reach the criteria.


16 posted on 03/19/2010 3:29:17 PM PDT by colorcountry (A faith without truth is not true faith.)
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To: RedDogzRule

The problem with these lists is that they’re made from compiling statistics which misses some reality. I’m in Montrose County on the Western Slope, and this is Reagan/Palin country, big time. And I can see Ouray, the mythical home of “Gault’s Gulch” out my back window.


17 posted on 03/19/2010 3:30:07 PM PDT by frankenMonkey ("Natural Born Citizen" - US Constitution, 1787; "Words have meaning" - Barack Obama, 2009)
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To: EveningStar
El Paso County (Colorado Springs) #18. Moved here from the Cincinnati area last summer which is another hotbed of conservatism, with several counties in the top 50.
Not bad, I know how to pick’em.
18 posted on 03/19/2010 3:34:28 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Former War Criminal

We moved from MA last summer into one of the top 100 conservative counties.

No county in MA makes the list, but you knew that already.


19 posted on 03/19/2010 3:35:32 PM PDT by cookiedough
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To: EveningStar

Orange County (#83) has rested on its laurels for too long. It no longer has the highest % Republican registration in California. My county, Placer (No. 89) does. I want a recount.


20 posted on 03/19/2010 3:37:50 PM PDT by j.havenfarm (My top 5 for '10: Nevada, Arkansas, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Illinois)
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To: wolf24

I’m also pleased to see it on the list Actually, the whole list should make a fine vacation destination guide.


21 posted on 03/19/2010 3:37:58 PM PDT by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: EveningStar

That’s an interesting list. Notice that Williamson Co., TN is the #1 conservative country here.

It is also the home town of the late, great Harry Browne, who was the Libertarian Party’s Presidential candidate in 1996 & 2000 (& who I voted for in both elections!).


22 posted on 03/19/2010 3:38:05 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (You gotta let it out, Captain!)
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To: frankenMonkey
I’m in Montrose County on the Western Slope, and this is Reagan/Palin country ...

I'm surprised that Mesa County (Grand Junction) just north of you didn't make the list ... it's strongly Republican as well.

23 posted on 03/19/2010 3:39:24 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: EveningStar

Considering Relocating? Think about Colorado Springs…

I f you or a CONSERVATIVE person is considering relocating, I’d invite you to tell them about this family values oasis. I’d personally suggest Northern Colorado Springs as being the best and the most conservative.

And just to lay my cards on the table, I am not in the Real Estate business and make nothing off anyone moving here. I just know that Soros and others have dumped millions into Colorado and have succeeding in taking over the state government for the first time in decades recently.

The Springs loses out to Denver and Boulder in the state elections but it is still close enough to make a difference.
Pass this along.

18. El Paso County, Colo.
Largest city: Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is the right-wing stronghold of Colorado. The Air Force Academy and NORAD are based in the county. About 19 percent of the population are civilian veterans, one of the highest rates in the nation. The other conservative influences are social: Focus on the Family is located in Colorado Springs, as are many other parachurch organizations. Colorado Springs was named by Money Magazine as the best big city to live in 2006.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/19/americas-top-20-conservative-friendly-counties/

Outside Magazine just ranking Colorado Springs as the best place to live.

http://outside.away.com/outside/destinations/200908/best-towns-america-colorado-springs.html

Outside Magazine lists as a drawback that it might be get this TOO CONSERVATIVE for some people.

As you know, Money Magazine consistently usually ranks it number 1 as well.

http://www.ownyourownmountain.com/artman/publish/Gazette_Telegraph_Article.html

Take America back starting at the center...


24 posted on 03/19/2010 3:39:30 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: EveningStar

I am surprised to see some Minnesota counties listed here. Likely these are in the Congressional Districts of John Kline and Michelle Bachmann.

Where’s Gillespie County, TX? It’s missing from this list.


25 posted on 03/19/2010 3:39:34 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: Fred Hayek

Each of those five links consists of two pages. Did you check both pages?

My county is Orange County, CA. It used to be considered “the bastion of conservatism.” It’s now only #83.


26 posted on 03/19/2010 3:44:27 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: frankenMonkey

Gaults’ Gulch = Galt’s Gulch


27 posted on 03/19/2010 3:50:56 PM PDT by frankenMonkey ("Natural Born Citizen" - US Constitution, 1787; "Words have meaning" - Barack Obama, 2009)
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To: EveningStar

Glad to see my county in CO listed.


28 posted on 03/19/2010 3:51:03 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: EveningStar

And no Harris Cy. Texas (Houston.) The home of the oil& space industries, a shining light of capitalism over the years, great weather—and Sheila Jackson Lee. How embarrasing.


29 posted on 03/19/2010 4:05:02 PM PDT by GeezerConservative
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To: EveningStar

I saw that. The center of the Texas Hill Country isn’t there. Home of the National Museum of the Pacific War. Solid conservative.


30 posted on 03/19/2010 4:06:38 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: EveningStar

number 12
douglas county colo
home for this mom!

We’re working hard on trying to move up the ranking!


31 posted on 03/19/2010 4:07:00 PM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: al_c

Me too, surprised it’s not #1 actually.


32 posted on 03/19/2010 4:08:51 PM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: EveningStar
#3. Montgomery County, Texas

Looks like I picked the right place to live!

33 posted on 03/19/2010 4:13:11 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (I've had enough of Hype and Chains)
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To: EveningStar

[interesting comment:]

Bryan Fernandez
Actually I believe someone made a list of most leftwing counties. The first 50 were Indian reservations, border colonias, and the poorest counties in the Deep South Black Belt. The next 50 was a mish-mash of poor and benighted and dangerous inner-city ghettos like Wayne County (Detroit) and Lake (Gary Indiana). Sorry son, college-towns and the Upper West Side are a small small slice of the Dem-voting populace. In reality, it’s the poor and uneducated non-English voters who are the bread-and-butter of the Dems. Hasn’t changed in a century.
Monday, March 15th, 2010 - 2:37 PM

http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/15/americas-100-most-conservative-friendly-counties-numbers-81-100/


34 posted on 03/19/2010 4:26:37 PM PDT by BonRad (As Rome goes so goes the world)
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To: EveningStar
# 10 for me... Not bad, but room to improve.

Georiga had 3 in the top 10.

35 posted on 03/19/2010 4:50:10 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: EveningStar

Unless I skimmed the list too quickly, I didn’t see Michigan’s Kent or Ottawa Counties. That seems surprising.


36 posted on 03/19/2010 4:56:07 PM PDT by FourPeas (servantscenter.org -- Jesus' hands and feet on the streets serving those in need)
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To: RedDogzRule
I’m in #12. #18 is the county just south of me. We sit here and look at the People’s Republic of Boulder and scratch our heads thinking they must be on another planet...

Boulder, Colorado--25.4 square miles surrounded by reality.

37 posted on 03/19/2010 6:05:30 PM PDT by Excuse_Me (I'm pretty sure that only Liberals can be hypnotized...)
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To: FourPeas
Unless I skimmed the list too quickly, I didn’t see Michigan’s Kent or Ottawa Counties. That seems surprising.

Look again, Holland's county is number 51.

38 posted on 03/19/2010 6:07:26 PM PDT by Excuse_Me (I'm pretty sure that only Liberals can be hypnotized...)
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To: EveningStar
Stuck in New England? The rust belt? The left coast?

Let's bump this list of potential destinations for fleeing conservatives...no progressives, please.

39 posted on 03/22/2010 8:11:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


40 posted on 06/09/2010 12:14:22 AM PDT by nutmeg (You didn't "misspeak", Mr. Blumenthal... you LIED)
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To: EveningStar

Unless I missed something there was one county from South Carolina on the list. That is a bit of a surprise.


41 posted on 06/09/2010 12:25:36 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: al_c

My county!


42 posted on 11/07/2012 2:23:49 PM PST by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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