Clinton, Iowa -- Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
Waitress Casey Juarez serves Kevin and Susan Heun who have breakfast together at Jenny's Cafe most mornings before going to a Clinton nursing home where they both work. Healthcare is a reliable employer outside of manufacturing in Clinton.
A transformation to a knowledge-based economy has not taken root here in Clinton, Iowa along the Mississippi River. But there has been a profound structural change of another sort: white working class voters switched from Democrat to solidly Republican in the last presidential election, upending decades of political predictability.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times