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If it's White, it's alright

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At least as far back as the congressional redistricting of 1991, people have been saying that White County, the easternmost county in the Second Congressional District, should be moved to the First Congressional District. White's political leaders have resisted. A spirited battle over the issue was fought in the '91 legislature, ending with Lonoke County being moved from the Second District to the First instead of White. After the 2000 census, there was again speculation that White would be moved to the First District, and again it didn't happen. This year, with the First District still losing population and White still extending well east of counties already in the First District, a move seemed almost inevitable. It didn't happen again. The late Wilbur Mills, a White Countian and the Second District's most famous representative, must be looking down approvingly.

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