Indiana’s 9th Congressional District has flipped between Democrat and Republican three times since 2000, helping to fill the Capitol with partisan representatives and create frustrating gridlock in the U.S. political system. Here’s a look at one town in the district.
Oct. 30, 2011 Bill Bear, a self-described "junk dealer," waits for customers at the Gypsy Moon Flea Market in Gnaw Bone, Ind. Residents of Gnaw Bone, in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District, have flipped from Democrat to Republican three times since 2000, the only district to flip that many times among the 435 congressional districts in the United States. Steve Raymer/For The Washington Post Buy Photo