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On the Records: How White Fared at Home

A few days ago, we noted the geographic similarities in the statewide performance of Democrats Bill White and Barack Obama in their respective (and losing) Texas campaigns. The same patterns held true in Harris County, where the former Houston mayor narrowly defeated incumbent Gov. Rick Perry, according to precinct-by-precinct maps.

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A few days ago, we noted the geographic similarities in the statewide performance of Democrats Bill White and Barack Obama in their respective (and losing) Texas campaigns.

The same patterns held true in Harris County, where the former Houston mayor narrowly defeated incumbent Gov. Rick Perry.

This map compares their performance with the blue (Democratic) and red (Republican) labels:

And here's the map showing performance by 2008 candidates Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona. Both he and White received a substantial portion of their support inside Beltway 8, which forms the city's outer ring:

We've also mapped the gubernatorial results in ranges to better illustrate each candidate's strength in particular neighborhoods. White is strongest in Houston's minority neighborhoods, like the East End, Firth Ward and Acres Homes:

Perry performed best in wealthier, suburban areas like Tomball, Humble and the villages:

Let us know if you have feedback or ideas for more visualizations. Be sure to follow @TribData on Twitter.

PDFs: White/Perry, Obama/McCain, White, Perry

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