Egan said he had grown up in the Midwest, aspiring to be an actor.
In fact, the Midwest is the only region where Clinton lacks a definite lead.
The crucial battlegrounds are almost all in the upper Midwest: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, and, due east, Pennsylvania.
1926, in U.S. geographical sense, from earlier Midwestern (1889) in reference to a group of states originally listed as W.Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas; now generally meaning states somewhat further northwest. Related: Midwesterner.