Gerrymandered Out of Representation

RECEIVED Thu., March 11, 2004

Dear Editor,
   I voted in Tuesday's primary elections and for the first time felt the effect of the recent Republican gerrymandering of U.S. congressional districts. Lloyd Doggett has been my representative until now, and I was disappointed that I could not support him. But far worse, District 10 has no Democratic contender at all. I'm a lifelong Democrat and know that the Republican party pursues policies that are directly against my better interests. Which leaves me with no representation in Washington with all Republicans holding Senate and (now) House seats supposedly representing me. I feel like a stranger in a strange land, after living here for 25 years. No, that's too soft; I feel like I've been assaulted. This is very wrong.
Tom Wood
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