The 5 most liberal states

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Washington is the bluest state in the country, according to The Hill’s new rankings.

The Hill ranked all 50 states on a red to blue scale, looking at voting history, and the party breakdown in Congress and the state capitals. 

Washington, with same-sex marriage, legalized marijuana sales, the highest minimum wage in the country and Seattle's liberal ethos, tops the list. 

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All of the most liberal states are on the coasts or the Midwest, leaving the South and West to the redder states.

Democrats are expected to clean up in these states this fall. Here are the bluest states in the country:  

 

WASHINGTON

Voted for Democratic president in last seven elections; two Democratic senators; six out of 10 House representatives are Democrats; past three governors have been Democrats; Democratic-controlled legislature.

 

MINNESOTA

Voted for Democratic president in last seven elections; two Democratic senators; five out of eight House representatives are Democrats; past three governors have been one Reform Party member, one Republican and one Democrat; Democratic-controlled legislature.

 

OREGON

Voted for Democratic president in last seven elections; two Democratic senators; four out of five House representatives are Democrats; past three governors have been Democrats; Democratic-controlled legislature.

 

CALIFORNIA

Voted for Democratic president in last six elections; two Democratic senators; 38 out of 53 House representatives are Democrats; two out of past three governors have been Democrats; Democratic-controlled legislature.

 

RHODE ISLAND

Voted for Democratic president in last seven elections; two Democratic senators; two out of two House representatives are Democrats; past three governors have been Republicans (current governor is Independent from 2007 to 2013); Democratic-controlled legislature.

 

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