Will The West Coast Progressive Bubble Burst?

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State Rep. Tina Kotek, D-Oregon, speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July 2016. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

For a generation, the West Coast has been the nation’s epicenter of progressive politics.

In California, Oregon and Washington, the left-leaning — and largely urban — voting block has long dominated elections, handing victory after victory to Democrats.

But as Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Conrad Wilson (@conradjwilson) reports, many progressive leaders are concerned that a Trump administration could pop the long standing liberal bubble.


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