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Renewed Calls For Patriotism Over Politics When Drawing District Lines

Van Wanggaard was elected to the Wisconsin state Senate in 2010 as a Republican. A year later, the Republicans in control of the Legislature redrew the district lines as part of the redistricting process that happens every 10 years. Perhaps what's most striking about the redrawn district is where the line runs — it carefully cuts around Wanggaard's house, before sawing off neighbors a few houses down and dumping them into Democratic-leaning territory.