Volvo Democrat
(VOHL.voh dem.uh.krat) n. A white, well-educated, moderately affluent, liberal, suburban professional.

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Former five-term Vermont governor and current Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, 54 years old, looked as amazed as everyone else in the room that this Thursday-night gathering, what should have been another sedate Westside fund-raiser, had suddenly taken on the rambunctious energy of an Animal House toga party. ...

The sea of Swedish cars flooding north of Montana and frenetically searching for parking made it seem that every Volvo Democrat west of La Cienega was on hand.
—Marc Cooper, "Political Life: Shopping for a Hero," LA Weekly, March 21, 2003

Former five-term Vermont governor and current Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, 54 years old, looked as amazed as everyone else in the room that this Thursday-night gathering, what should have been another sedate Westside fund-raiser, had suddenly taken on the rambunctious energy of an Animal House toga party. ...

The sea of Swedish cars flooding north of Montana and frenetically searching for parking made it seem that every Volvo Democrat west of La Cienega was on hand.
—Marc Cooper, "Political Life: Shopping for a Hero," LA Weekly, March 21, 2003

Earliest Citation:
Tennessee and Oklahoma: Tsongas won't find many of his Volvo Democrats here: Relatively downscale, less well-educated states should reward Clinton with substantial margins.
—"Surveying Super Tuesday," Los Angeles Times, March 5, 1992

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