bellwether

as in leader
one that takes the lead or sets an example the state has a long history of being an early and reliable bellwether in presidential elections

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“Bellwether.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bellwether. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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