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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Bernie Donkerbrook
It's lonely being a supporter of President Obama in Provo, Utah. In the past several months, locals have given $550,000 to the two presidential campaigns, but only $29,000 — 5.3 percent — has gone to the Democrat.
"Ann Arbor is a chronically historical bastion of liberal policy. It's a huge college town, with the University of Michigan, and lots of academics are classically liberal. I've been here for 17 years and not only am I conservative, but I went to Michigan State rather than University of Michigan, and I take great pride in wearing Michigan [State] green," he said.
"I have a small consortium of adult male colleagues at the development we live in near the UM golf course, and we have a scotch-tasting gathering every month where we all bring our favorite single-malts and, as it turns out, every one of the six are strong conservatives," Mr. Donkerbrook said.