So does California. Virginia where I'm from is conservative....voted for Republicans for decades, we swayed to Obama this past year. Our Governor just leaving office(McDonnell just elected Gov, the Lt. Governor and Attorney Gen all going Republican in a just recent Nov 2009 20 point win for Repubs) was Tim Kaine....the Democratic National Comm Chair. State politics much different than natinal politics, Dems have a history of Governors being elected in conservative states, Repubs have a history and precedenc eof being elected in liberal states like California. Republican Mayors get elected in liberal cities such as New York.Maybe the people of Massachusetts aren't quite as Democratic as they are painted. They do have a Republican governor, don't they?