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[ # ] What do the top ten cities with the highest poverty rate all have in common?
October 15th, 2008 under Uncategorized

Detroit, MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961;

Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn’t elected one since 1954;

Cincinnati, OH (3rd)…since 1984;

Cleveland, OH (4th)…since 1989;

Miami, FL (5th) has never had a Republican mayor;

St. Louis, MO (6th)….since 1949;

El Paso, TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor;

Milwaukee, WI (8th)…since 1908;

Philadelphia, PA (9th)…since 1952;

Newark, NJ(10th)…since 1907.

I also notice that most of these cities have a percentage of union labor.

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