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Events in Wisconsin have reminded a lot of readers of the Great Texas Skedaddle of 2003, when Democrats in the Texas House fled the state to try to thwart then-Majority Leader Tom Delay’s re-redistricting plan that would eventually pick up a handful of extra U.S. House seats for the GOP.

Delay ended up getting in serious hot water when he contacted the FAA to try to track down the fugitive Dems. If you’d forgotten the details or didn’t know about the episode, Brian Beutler has a helpful recap.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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