Albright was born in Eastern Europe and came to the U.S. as a teenager; Rice was raised in the Deep South.
Sen. Barry Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act and carried the Deep South.
In 2008, Huckabee won most of the states in the Deep South but eventually lost the nomination to John McCain.
The southernmost tier of states in the South: South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Before the Civil War, these states were centers of cotton production and slavery. All of them seceded from the United States before the firing on Fort Sumter. They are sometimes distinguished from the states of the Upper South (Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas), which contained proportionately fewer slaves prior to the Civil War and which seceded only after the firing on Fort Sumter.