Vermont, Kentucky: Jobs and the first two states called
The Associated Press called Vermont for Obama and Kentucky for Romney. What’s that tell us?
Nothing surprising, surely — each state was solidly in the respective candidate’s expected column.
Tidbits for your evening: unemployment in Kentucky is higher than the national average of 7.9 percent — it’s 8.4 percent in Kentucky. And Vermont? Even the cows must have part-time or temp jobs — unemployment’s at 5.4 percent.
Happy-states-with-jobs vote for Obama? Stay tuned…
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