California's Orange county now closer to blue than red after midterms

Democrats have either won or taken the lead in four of the seven congressional districts that include parts of Orange county

Parts of Orange county were once known as California’s “nut country” – a hotbed of radical rightwing Republicans who hated gays and Mexicans and railed against big government, even as they raked in the benefits of a thriving cold war defense industry.

The county was regarded as an outlier, an embarrassment to mainstream Republicans with its embrace of the xenophobic, anti-communist John Birch Society and its love for local political heroes such as Bob Dornan, a longtime congressman known for his disdain for “lesbian spear chuckers” and his dismissal of a journalist he disliked as a “disloyal, betraying little Jew”.

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Source: theguardian