Redistricting can be full of twists

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During Mississippi legislative redistricting in 2002, one state senator and three House members watched their districts get shuffled out of existence.

In addition, a new House district pitted two incumbent Republicans against each other in the Golden Triangle area in north Mississippi.

To say the incumbents hurt by the plans were angry is an understatement.

“That’s the biggest bunch of horse manure ever invented in this Capitol,” said Rep. Tom Cameron, an independent from Greenville, whose district was dissolved into three others.