Representative Jim Jordan (D-OH), Tea Party leader and one of the most conservative members of Congress, represents one of the most progressive cities, Oberlin, Ohio. Jordan votes with President Trump 85% of the time and earned a six percent grade from the NAACP.
How did that happen? According to All On The Line, gerrymandering. Many in the nation call the shape of his district, "Ohio's duck." It is one of the longest, most convoluted districts in the state. It stretches into Lorain, Huron, and Erie through another 11 counties to get near the Indiana border. And it goes just far enough north to include Oberlin, home of Oberlin, University.
In 1835 Oberlin became one of the first colleges in the United States to admit African Americans, and in 1837 the first to admit women. Today, it its known for its progressive student activism.