The Man 

How Don Perata became the politician he is today.

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Brunner said she does not believe Perata was responsible for removing her house from the district, and said they remain friends. Instead, she blames Aroner, who represented the district at the time. But Aroner also denies responsibility, saying the redistricting was done purely based on population numbers and court cases on gerrymandering.

In the end, it doesn't matter who really was responsible. What matters is that just about everyone but Brunner believes it was Perata. And so the story has become part of the Perata myth, serving as another cautionary tale of why it doesn't pay to cross the Don.


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