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  • n. Plural form of upstater.

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Examples

  • Why the governor felt that he needed to appease upstaters who, despite the conventional wisdom don't significantly sway statewide elections, is beyond me.

    Gillibrand raises cash off Rudy

  • Odd, but I can't remember senior Senator Schumer ever accommodating upstaters.

    Reid endorses Gillibrand

  • There is a war between the native NYCers and the appleknockers cowhumpers upstaters with at least 200 years of history behind it, and the Ankh Morpork Big Apple team has all the good snarksters.

    Balloon Juice » 2009 » October

  • At a time when upstaters and downstaters have repeatedly clashed over issues like tuition at the State University of New York (SUNY), anti-Albany and anti-New York City sentiments are melding.

    The Broadway-Buffalo Divide

  • When I mention the candidate's excesses to upstaters, I've been told: "Remember that Spitzer and Paterson dramatically lowered the bar on what's considered acceptable behavior."

    The Broadway-Buffalo Divide

  • Paladino swamped his downstate opponent Rick Lazio and won the opportunity to battle Andrew Cuomo for the right to be New York's next governor because he capitalized on the frustration and fears of upstaters who have long felt that they take a back seat to downstate interests.

    Jerry Kremer: The Never-Ending New York Battle: Upstate vs. Downstate

  • Right now I kind of default to Kennedy -- all of the other suggested names have substantial experience in playing to the myriad micro-constituencies that dominate the New York political infrastructure: feminist groups, labor unions, Hispanics, African Americans, Catholics, upstaters, downstaters, urbanites, suburbanites, among a host of other distinct special interest "constituencies".

    Poll: Caroline Kennedy's Support Collapses

  • All of the others have substantial experience in playing to the myriad micro-constituencies that dominate the New York political infrastructure: feminist groups, labor unions, Hispanics, African Americans, Catholics, upstaters, downstaters, urbanites, suburbanites, among a host of other distinct special interest "constituencies".

    Poll: Caroline Kennedy Might Put Senate Seat At Risk For Dems

  • The hostility of upstaters to downstate politicians has lessened greatly but it once had real sting.

    Election Central Saturday Roundup

  • So did the infusion of nontraditional upstaters, in fact, move the middle?

    Democratic Invasion: How Blue Is the 29th?

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