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Bi-Factionalism in LA 02/03/2009 09:40:00 2. The Importance of the Man 3. The Importance of the Context populism race money 4. The End of Longism The Death of Earl The Rise of Television A lot of it has to do with Huey Long. Many people could identify with him. Maybe  he created the bi-factional system Populism- Populist politics ran strong in Louisiana. Right around the turn of the century  we see the reemergence of poor white people voting. LA was one of a few  states where the poor white community consisted of a large constituency.  Whoever was able to get this chunk of voters, was able to do well. They had a  lot of needs. LA had no roads. Other states also had lots of needs, MS/AL.  What those two states did, was based their appeals to those poor white  people on race.  Race- Race was how other states appealed to poor white people. Race was not 
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